Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of participants

Demographic characteristics

Total

Intervention

Control

(N = 56)

(n = 27)

(n = 29)

n (%)

n

%

n

%


Gender

Male

15 (26.8)

5

18.5

10

34.5

Female

41 (73.2)

22

81.5

19

65.5

Marital status

Single

20 (35.7)

11

40.7

9

30.9

Married/de facto

36 (64.3)

16

59.3

20

69.0

Highest level of educational attainment

Primary school (years 1-6)

20 (35.8)

6

22.2

14

48.3

Secondary & high school

(years 7-12)

16 (29.4)

8

29.6

8

27.6

Technical & higher education (post year 12)

20 (35.8)

13

48.1

7

24.1

Occupational status

Studying

4 (7.1)

3

11.1

1

3.4

Paid employment

46 (82.2)

20

74.1

26

89.7

Retired or Unemployed

6 (10.7)

4

14.8

2

6.8

Occupational type

Skilled

24 (42.9)

17

62.9

13

44.8

Unskilled

22 (39.2)

3

11.1

13

44.8

Others

10 (17.9)

7

25.9

3

10.3

Combined psychological and medication therapy

Yes

10 (17.9)

4

14.8

6

20.7

No

46 (82.1)

23

85.2

23

79.3

Frequency of outpatient appointments

Monthly or more frequent

44 (78.6)

21

77.8

23

79.3

Less frequent than monthly

12 (21.4)

6

22.2

6

20.6

Age (years)

M

SD

M

SD

M

42.1

39.4

10.1

44.7

8.8

SD

9.7

Min

18.0

Max

58.0


Songprakun and McCann BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:12   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-12

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