Table 3

Outcome Measures by Level of Deprivation

VariableLevel of Deprivation Effect Size (Cohen’s d)P Value
Low Mean (SD)High Mean (SD)
MYMOP symptom scorea
Baseline4.58 (1.50)
n = 266
4.90 (1.56)
n = 310
−0.209.01
1 Month after baseline2.79 (1.78)
n = 221
3.48 (2.01)
n = 211
−0.363<.001
Change from baseline−1.76 (2.10)
n = 200
−1.21 (2.13)
n = 188
−0.260.01
MYMOP well-being scorea
Baseline3.29 (1.63)
n = 287
3.74 (1.78)
n = 340
−0.264.005
1 Month after baseline2.78 (1.62)
n = 225
3.53 (1.91)
n = 211
−0.424<.001
Change from baseline−0.49 (1.90)
n = 217
−0.20 (2.09)
n = 203
−0.145.15
• GP = general practitioner; MYMOP = Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile.

• a MYMOP scores are generated by the patient on a 7 point scale from 0 (“as good as it could be”) to 6 (“as bad as it could be”). Thus high mean scores at baseline or follow-up reflect worse symptoms and well-being. Change scores are calculated as score at 1 month minus score at baseline.

• Note: P values for differences between areas of deprivation are extracted from multi-level linear regression models that include fixed effects for age and sex and a random effect for GP level.