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Table 2 Description of patient sample (n = 536)

From: Development and psychometric properties of a scale for measuring internal participation from a patient and health care professional perspective

  Frequency Per cent
Gender
Male 334 62.3
Female 198 36.9
Missing 4 .7
Age
Mean 52.7 (SD = 13.7, range: 18–90)
Nationality
German 499 93.1
Other Nationalities 32 6.0
Missing 5 .9
Education
Low 233 43.5
Medium 177 33.0
High 106 19.8
Other 12 2.2
Missing 8 1.5
Occupation
Employed 256 47.8
Retired 132 24.6
Homemaker 24 4.5
Unemployed 92 17.2
Other 24 4.5
Missing 8 1.5
Family status
Never married 112 20.9
Married 279 52.1
Divorced 102 19.0
Widowed 37 6.9
Missing 6 1.1
Indication fields
Psychosomatic (mental health problems) 182 34.0
Somatic 346 64.6
   - Orthopedics 127 23.7
   - Oncology 70 13.1
   - Neurology 48 9.0
   - Cardiology 20 3.7
   - Other somatic diseases 81 15.1
Missing 8 1.4
Duration of illness
Less than six months 87 16.2
More than six to 12 months 85 15.9
More than one year to two years 62 11.6
More than two to five years 80 14.9
More than five to ten years 76 14.2
More than ten years 140 26.1
Missing 6 1.1