Table 7

Socio demographic characteristics of the patients included in the trial

Guided self-help

n = 29

Treatment as usual

(n = 29)

Total

n = 58


Sex

male

9 (31%)

6 (20.7%)

15 (25.9%)

female

20 (69%)

23 (79.3%)

43 (74.1%)

Age

Mean (sd) range

35.3 (10.8) 19–60

39.9 (13.6) 20–63

37.6 (12.4) 19–63

Ethnicity

White

27 (93.1%)

27 (93.1%)

54 (93.1%)

Black African

1 (3.4%)

2 (6.9%)

3 (5.2%)

Black other

1 (3.4%)

0

1 (1.7%)

Marital Status

Single/unmarried

14 (48.3%)

10 (34.5%)

24 (41.4%)

Married/co-habiting

11 (37.9%)

14 (48.3%)

25 (43.1%)

Divorced/separated

4 (13.8%)

3 (10.3%)

7 (12.1%)

Widowed

0

2 (6.9%)

2 (3.4%)

Living Situation

Alone (with or without children)

11 (37.9%)

12 (41.4%)

23 (39.7%)

With husband/wife

6 (20.7%)

11 (37.9%)

17 (29.3%)

With partner

7 (24.1%)

4 (13.8%)

11 (19.0%)

With parents

4 (13.8%)

1 (3.4%)

5 (8.6%)

With other relatives

1 (3.4%)

0

1 (1.7%)

Other

0

1 (3.4%)

1(1.7%)

Qualifications

Degree or Equivalent

6 (20.7%)

6 (20.7%)

12 (20.7%)

Higher Educational qualification

8 (27.6%)

4 (13.8%)

12(20.7%)

A-Level or equivalent

1 (3.4%)

3 (10.3%)

4 (6.9%)

GCSE grade

6 (20.7%)

9 (31.0%)

15 (25.9%)

No formal qualifications

7 (24.1%)

7 (24.1%)

14 (24.1%)

Other

1 (3.4%)

0

1 (1.7%)

Employment

Full-time

8 (27.6%)

8 (27.6%)

16 (27.6%)

Part-time

7 (24.1%)

3 (10.3%)

10 (17.2%)

Self-employed

2 (6.9%)

1 (3.4%)

3 (5.2%)

Voluntary employment

1 (3.4%)

1(3.4%)

2 (3.4%)

Sheltered employment

0

0

0

Unemployed

7 (24.1%)

6 (20.7%)

13 (22.4%)

Student

2 (6.9%)

4 (13.8%)

6 (10.3%)

Housewife/husband

2(6.9%)

4 (13.8%)

6(10.3%)

Retired

0

1 (3.4%)

1 (1.7%)

Other

0

1 (3.4%)

1(1.7%)

Currently taking antidepressants

Yes

23 (79.3%)

17 (58.6%)

40 (69.0%)

No

6 (20.7%)

12 (41.4%)

18 (31.0%)

Baseline measures (mean SD n)

BDI (II)

27.97 (8.4)

29.97 (8.1)

28.97 (8.3)

CORE-OM

18.89 (5.38)

18.74 (5.54)

18.81 (5.42)

SAS

2.64 (0.6)

2.82 (0.4)

2.73 (0.6)

PHQ9

14.96 (5.7)

14.79 (5.1)

14.87 (5.5)


Lovell et al. BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:91   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-8-91

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