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Table 7 Need for psychological support at time of diagnosis and post diagnosis

From: What do multiple sclerosis patients and their caregivers perceive as unmet needs?

  P CI 95% P CG CI 95% CG Chi quadro p value
Need for psychological support at time of diagnosis 351/497 (70%)   176/206 (85%)  
Family 72 (21%) 16–25 39 (22% 16–28 8,89 0,114
Psychologist 30 (9%) 6–11 7 (4%) 1–7   
Partner 20 (6%) 3–8 15 (9%) 4–13   
Friends 9 (3%) 1–4 1 (1%) 0–6   
Family doctor 9 (3%) 1–4 2 (1%) 0–3   
Other 203 (58%) 55–65 110 (63%) 57–71   
Need for psychological support post diagnosis 325/497 (65%)   92/206 (45%)    
Family 63 (19%) 15–24 45 (49%) 39–59 70,61 0,001
Psychologist 29 (9%) 6–12 13 (14%) 7–21   
Partner 37 (11%) 8–15 21 (23%) 14–31   
Friends 9 (3%) 1–5 4 (4%) 0–9   
Family doctor 5 (2%) 0–3 2 (2%) 0–7   
Other 182 (56%) 51–61 7 (8%) 2–13   
  1. CI: confidence interval, MS: multiple sclerosis, P: patients, CG: care giver.