Table 3

Questionnaire Type (Anonymous vs. Identifiable) and Reporting of Barriers to Care and Perceived Social Stigma
Identifiable (n = 296)† n (%) Anonymous (n = 315) †† n (%) Chi2statistic (degrees of freedom), P value Odds ratio (95% confidence interval) Adjusted* odds ratio (95% confidence interval)
Barriers to Care
It is difficult to schedule an appointment 66 (23.9) 63 (22.0) 0.31 (1), P = 0.580 0.89 (0.60-1.33) 0.95 (0.64-1.41)
It is difficult to get time off 86 (31.1) 108 (36.9) 2.14 (1), P = 0.143 1.30 (0.92-1.84) 1.34 (0.94-1.91)
I don’t trust mental health professionals 36 (12.7) 42 (14.3) 0.34 (1), P = 0.560 1.15 (0.71-1.86) 1.17 (0.73-1.93)
My visit would not remain confidential 69 (24.7) 76 (26.0) 0.13 (1), P = 0.722 1.07 (0.73-1.56) 1.11 (0.76-1.63)
Leaders discourage the use of mental health services 13 (4.6) 27 (9.3) 4.76 (1), P = 0.029 2.11 (1.06-4.18) 2.23 (1.12-4.43)
Perceived social stigma
It would be too embarrassing 93 (32.5) 122 (41.6) 5.16 (1), P = 0.023 1.48 (1.05-2.08) 1.55 (1.10-2.18)
It would affect my career 116 (41.1) 123 (41.8) 0.03 (1), P = 0.864 1.03 (0.74-1.43) 1.08 (0.77-1.51)
Others would have less confidence in me 151 (53.0) 171 (58.0) 1.46 (1), P = 0.227 1.22 (0.88-1.70) 1.29 (0.93-1.80)
My leaders would treat me differently 152 (53.7) 169 (57.3) 0.75 (1), P = 0.387 1.16 (0.83-1.61) 1.21 (0.87-1.69)
My leaders would blame me 67 (23.5) 74 (25.3) 0.26 (1), P = 0.608 1.10 (0.76-1.62) 1.18 (0.81-1.74)
I would be seen as weak 95 (34.2) 136 (46.6) 9.09 (1), P = 0.003 1.68 (1.20-2.35) 1.78 (1.26-2.50)

† n varied from 276 to 286 due to missing data; †† n varied from 287 to 295 due to missing data; *Adjusted for Service.

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Fear et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:797   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-797

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