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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: How do patients with severe mental diagnosis cope in everyday life - a qualitative study comparing patients’ experiences of self-referral inpatient treatment with treatment as usual?

Variables   Total sample Intervention (contract for self-referral) Control (treatment as usual)
No. of participants   25 11 14
Gender Females 9 6 3
Age (mean (range))   41 (21-60) 44 (31- 58) 33 (21-60)
Diagnosis (some have more than one) Psychosis (ICD-10; F 20-29) 19 7 12
  Bipolar disorders (ICD-10; F 30-39) 6 4 2
  Substance use (ICD-10; F 10-19) 6 3 3
  Others (ICD-10; F 60-61) 2 1 1
No. of years since receiving diagnosis (mean (range))   9 (2-23) 10 (4-19) 8 (2-23)
Employment Paid work 3 2 1
  Disability benefits 14 7 7
  Sick leave 3 - 3
Studies Studies or serious plans to study 5 2 3