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Table 3 Comparison of individual Gladys questionnaire responses at 6 month follow-up.

From: A randomised controlled trial of structured nurse-led outpatient clinic follow-up for dyspeptic patients after direct access gastroscopy

   Treatment group p value
   GP GNP  
Health limited social activities All of the time 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.225
  Most of the time 1 (1) 2 (3)  
  A good bit of the time 1 (1) 0 (0)  
  Some of the time 5 (6) 2 (3)  
  A little of the time 6 (8) 4 (5)  
  None of the time 66 (84) 73 (90)  
Over the last 6 months how frequent were indigestion symptoms Never 7 (9) 10 (12) 0.003
  1 or 2 days 9 (11) 21 (26)  
  1 day per month 15 (19) 16 (20)  
  1 day per week 22 (28) 22 (27)  
  50% of days 12 (15) 7 (9)  
  Most days 14 (18) 5 (6)  
Did indigestion interfere with normal activities Never 21 (27) 44 (54) <0.001
  Sometimes 45 (57) 34 (42)  
  Regularly 13 (17) 3 (4)  
Days off work due to indigestion in 6 months None 74 (94) 79 (98) 0.236
  1–7 days 3 (4) 1 (1)  
  More than 7 days 2 (3) 1 (1)  
Frequency of attending a doctor in 6 months None 63 (80) 77 (95) 0.003
  Once 6 (8) 2 (3)  
  Twice or more 10 (13) 2 (3)  
GP home visits due to indigestion in 6 months None 79 (100) 81 (100) 1.000
  Once 0 (0) 0 (0)  
  Twice or more 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Number of tests for indigestion in 6 months None 76 (96) 78 (96) 0.975
  Once 3 (4) 3 (4)  
  Twice or more 0 (0) 0 (0)  
Use of self-obtained medication in 6 months Never 38 (48) 47 (58) 0.047
  Less than 1/week 19 (24) 26 (32)  
  More than 1/week 22 (28) 8 (10)  
Use of prescribed drugs in 6 months Never 15 (19) 31 (38) 0.001
  1 month or less 8 (10) 14 (17)  
  1 to 3 months 8 (10) 8 (10)  
  More than 3 months 48 (61) 28 (35)  
  1. P value from Mann-Whitney test.
  2. Figures are number (%).