Table 5

Loss of productivity among patients and their caregivers*
Variable description 90 days before enrolment (N = 637) From enrolment to follow-up examination 1 (N = 614) From follow-up examination 1 to 2 (N = 603) From follow-up examination 2 to 3 (N = 587)
Frequency of idle patients 52.8% 51.3% 50.8% 49.3%
Frequency of patients losing ≥1 day of productivity 23.3% 8.5% 7.3% 9.4%
Frequency of caregivers losing ≥1 day of productivity 18.6% 8.7% 11.0% 11.0%
No. days/patient-month of productivity loss (computed among the whole study sample) 2.9 (0.0-30.0) 1.0 (0.0-30.0) 0.6 (0.0-30.0) 0.6 (0.0-30.0)
No. days/patient-month of productivity loss (computed among patients loosing productivity) 12.6 (0.3-30.0) 12.0 (0.3-30.0) 8.4 (0.3-30.0) 6.2 (0.4-30.0)
No. days/caregiver-month of productivity loss (computed among all caregivers in the study sample) 1.2 (0.0-30.0) 0.2 (0.0-7.5) 0.5 (0.0-28.1) 0.2 (0–5.4)
No. days/caregiver-month of productivity loss (computed among caregivers loosing productivity) 6.3 (1.0-30.0) 2.8 (0.3-7.5) 4.1 (0.6-28.1) 1.5 (0.4-30.0)
No. days/patient-month of total productivity loss by both patients and caregivers (computed among patients study sample) 3.5 (0.0-60.0) 1.1 (0.0-31.7) 0.8 (0.0-33.7) 0.7 (0.0-30.0)

* values for days/person-month are mean values (min-max).

Cortesi et al.

Cortesi et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:98   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-98

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