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Table 2 Characteristics of patients (n = 680), and variations between CRTs (n = 8)

From: An implementation study of the crisis resolution team model in Norway: Are the crisis resolution teams fulfilling their role?

Variables Total sample Significance of differences between teams*
Socio-demographic variables   
Age (years), mean (SD) 40.1 (15.1) 0.066
Gender: n (%) female 396 (58.8) 0.507
Single, divorced or widowed, n (%) ͣ 415 (62.5) 0.022**
Living alone, n (%) 396 (58.2) <0.001**
Employed at present, n (%) 175 (25.7) 0.006**
Not receiving benefit or disablement pension, n (%) ͣ 258 (38.0) 0.035**
Clinical variables   
Clinical diagnosis (ICD 10) n (%)   
F 10-19 Substance use disorders 53 (7.8) 0.008**
F 20-29: Schizophrenia spectrum disorders 60 (8.8) 0.002**
F 30-39: Mood/affective disorders 220 (32.4) 0.003**
F 40-49: Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders 147 (21.6) <0.001**
F 60-69: Disorders of adult personality and behaviour 30 (4.4) <0.001**
Missing diagnosis 119 (17.5) 0.001**
GAF: mean (SD)   
Symptoms: 48.4 (11.6) <0.001**
Functioning: 49.6 (12.6) <0.001**
Substance abuse or dependency: n (%)   
Alcohol (AUS): 74 (10.9) 0.001**
Drugs (DUS): 73 (10.7) 0.100
Suicidality: n (%)   
No suicidal thoughts/plans 260 (39.8) <0.001**
Passive death wishes/suicidal thoughts, no concrete plans 261 (39.9)  
Concrete suicidal plans/self-injury, but no death intentions 110 (16.8)  
Self-injury/death intentions 23 (3.5)  
Severity of clinical and social problems: Mean (SD)   
HoNOS Total score 12.5 (6.26) < 0.001**
HoNOS Total symptom severity (HoNOS 1-8): 7.6 (3.72) < 0.001**
HoNOS Total social problem severity (HoNOS 9-12): 5.0 (3.53) < 0.001**
HoNOS items: n (%) (score 2-4 on scale 0-4)   
HoNOS 1 Overactive, aggressive or disruptive behaviour 115 (16.9) 0.442
HoNOS 2 Non-accidental self-injury 126 (18.5) 0.447
HoNOS 3 Problems with drinking or drug-taking 130 (19.1) 0.074
HoNOS 6 Problems with hallucinations and delusions 99 (14.1) 0.273
HoNOS 7 Problems with depressed mood 467 (68.7) 0.001**
HoNOS 9 Problems in relationships 322 (47.4) 0.001**
Other characteristics
Previous contact with the mental health service: n (%) 401 (59.0) <0.001**
Emergency referrals: n (%) 489 (71.9) <0.001**
Self-referrals: n (%) 172 (25.3) <0.001**
Pharmacological treatment: n (%) 241 (35.4) < 0.001**
Waiting time: mean (SD) 1.6 (10.4) 0.137
  1. *p values from chi-square tests, ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis tests **significant differences between teams
  2. ͣ not significant using Bonferroni adjustment for multiple comparisons