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Table 2 Treatment preferences by PPD status (means, standard deviations, t test)

From: Preferences for mental health treatment for post-partum depression among new mothers

 With PPD Mean (SD)Degree of preferenceWithout PPD Mean (SD)Degree of preferencet (df = 998)
Treatment centers
 Private mental health practice2.55 (1.26)12.51 (1.26)20.30
 Community health clinic (HMOs)2.38 (1.04)22.70 (1.11)1−2.55*
 MCHCs2.26 (1.05)32.49 (1.12)3−1.81
 Mental health clinics for women in general hospitals2.10 (1.13)42.09 (1.13)40.11
 Community mental health centers1.84 (1.03)51.78 (0.99)6.51
 General hospital outpatient clinic1.75 (0.92)61.81 (0.99)50.13
 Psychiatric hospital outpatient clinic1.60 (0.95)71.52 (0.88)70.84
 Inpatient in a psychiatric hospital1.17 (0.54)81.21 (0.60)8−0.59
Type of professional
 Psychologist3.54 (1.49)13.49(1.41)10.37
 Alternative therapist (shiatsu, massage, acupuncture)3.17 (1.52)22.88 (1.52)31.66
 Family Physician2.79 (1.37)32.98 (1.40)2−1.16
 A family member, friend or co-worker2.77 (1.40)42.60 (1.45)41.00
 Psychiatrist2.52 (1.51)52.42 (1.43)8.58
 Art/ Movement/ Music therapist2.32 (1.46)62.51 (1.52)6−1.10
 Social Worker2.30 (1.37)72.55 (1.38)5−1.52
 Nurse2.23 (1.21)82.49 (1.36)7−1.67
 Occupational Therapist2.17 (1.44)92.30 (1.39)9−.82
 A volunteer trained for this purpose2.08 (1.37)102.23 (1.37)10−.93
 Religious leaders1.95 (1.43)111.88 (1.35)11.47
Mode of treatment
 Personal meetings in a private office2.94 (1.07)13.07 (1.03)1−1.10
 Home visits2.59 (1.20)22.61 (1.21)3−.11
 Group meetings in the community led by a professional2.48 (1.06)32.27 (1.12)41.65
 Personal psychotherapy in a community clinic2.45 (1.04)42.67 (1.08)2−1.84
 Group meetings community led by a woman who is not a professional but has experienced similar problems2.07 (1.06)51.99 (1.06)5.60
 Internet-based treatment, chatting with another woman in my situation1.96 (1.05)61.93 (1.04)6−.13
 Treatment by phone1.89 (1.04)71.87 (1.06)7.13
 Medications and treatment1.80 (1.04)81.87 (1.04)8.84
 Internet-based treatment, chatting with a professional1.63 (.95)91.64 (0.94)11−.15
 Practice on a website with the help and explanation of therapist1.58 (.94)101.68 (0.96)10−92
 Using an iPhone application1.51 (.82)111.70 (1.01)9−1.69
 Skype with a professional1.47 (.84)121.53 (.91)12−.54
 Medication1.47 (.89)121.39 (0.77)13.95
 Group meetings on the web with women with the same problems as a self-help group1.39 (.87)131.35 (0.77)14.52
Would seek treatment in general3.04 (1.12) 3.29 (1.00) −2.12*
  1. *p ≤ 0.05