Table 2

Characteristics of those patients who were interviewed by consultation mode

TelephoneFace-to-facep Value
Age51 (17)55 (18)0.17
Male sex11 (22)27 (40)0.045
Years education13.7 (3.7)13.4 (4.9)0.83
Dementia score (MIS-T)7.8 (0.8)7.6 (0.9)0.78
Self-report memory score (P-RMQ)1.31 (0.59)1.27 (0.66)0.68
Days between consultation and second consent9.3 (6.8)9.4 (5.4)0.91
Days between consultation and recall interview12.8 (6.5)13.0 (6.0)0.84
Length consultation (seconds)281 (159)614 (255)<0.001
New consultation37 (74)48 (51)0.013
GP initiated6 (12)21 (23)0.18
Well known to GP11 (22)39 (42)0.006
More than one problem discussed3 (6)36 (39)<0.001
  • SDs are in parentheses and percentages in square brackets.

  • GP, general practitioner; MIS-T, Telephone Memory Impairment Screen; P-RMQ, Prospective-Retrospective Memory Questionnaire.