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Table 7 Help Sources with depressed cardiovascular patients actually seek help on the past 2 week for their depression, Jimma University, Ethiopia, December 2014

From: Help-seeking behaviour for depressive disorders among adult cardiovascular outpatient cardiac clinic Jimma University Teaching Hospital, Jimma, South-West Ethiopia: crosssectional study

Help source Frequency %
Informal help source
 Traditional healer 47 27.3%
 Relatives 25 14.2%
 Husband/wife/intimate partner 30 17.0%
 Minister/religious leader 30 17.0%
 Neighbor 13 7.4%
 Parent 10 5.7%
 Total 156 88.6%
Formal help source
 Mental health professional 3 1.8%
 Doctor/GP or other health 17 9.6%
 Professional 20 11.4%
 Total   
  1. The total number of help sought greater than sample of patients (65) who had sought help for their depression because of multiple responses given by the participants