Table 2

Therapists; total sample, intervention, and control
Variables Total sample Intervention Control p-value
N = 25 n = 8 n = 17
N (%) n (%) n (%)
Female 16 (64%) 5 (62.5%) 11 (64.7%) 0.915
Age (Mean (Median, Range)) 41.4 (38, 30–62) 39 (34.5, 31–62) 42.9 (41, 30–61) 0.402
Education 0.920
- Psychiatric nurse 5 (23.8%) 2 (25%) 3 (17.6%)
- Psychologist 16 (76.2%) 6 (75%) 10 (58.8%)
No of years worked in mental health care (Mean (Median, Range)) 9.9 (9, 1–25) 7.4 (5.5, 1–16) 11.4 (10, 1–25) 0.220
No of years worked in out-patient unit (Mean (Median, Range)) 4.6 (3, 1–16) 3.4 (3, 1–8) 5.4 (4, 1–16) 0.292
Heard about PCOMS prior to study (yes) 9 (42.9%) 3 (37.5%) 6 (35.3%) 0.697
Attended course in PCOMS prior to study (yes) 2 (9.5%) 1 (12.5%) 1 (7.7%) 0.716

Numbers are N/n (%) unless otherwise stated.

For categorical variables the groups have been compared using Pearson’s chi square tests.

For continuous variables the groups have been compared using two-tailed independent t-tests.

Four treatment as usual therapists did not return the questionnaire on these variables.

Rise et al.

Rise et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:348   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-348

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