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Table 2 Characteristics of respondents according to the study group (as defined by the randomly assigned questionnaire), n and (%) -except when specified differently

From: Satisfaction of patients hospitalised in psychiatric hospitals: a randomised comparison of two psychiatric-specific and one generic satisfaction questionnaires

  Saphora-Psy Perceptions of Care Picker P-value*
  (n = 226) (n = 240) (n = 262)  
  n (%) n (%) n (%)  
Male 94 (41.6) 94 (39.2) 112 (42.8) 0.71
Age, mean (SD) 40.9 (13.3) 38.4 (12.1) 40.6 (12.0) 0.05
Nationality        
   Swiss 159 (70.4) 162 (67.5) 196 (74.8) 0.12
   European 51 (22.6) 49 (20.4) 49 (18.7)  
   Other 16 (7.0) 29 (12.1) 17 (6.5)  
Education        
   Compulsory or vocational 135 (64.9) 131 (59.3) 168 (65.9) 0.29
Health Status        
   Excellent or very good 36 (17.4) 44 (19.6) 36 (14.6) 0.12
   Good 91 (44.0) 117 (52.0) 117 (47.6)  
   Fair or poor 80 (38.7) 64 (28.4) 93 (37.8)  
Change in health since first day of admission        
   Better (much or somewhat) 143 (67.8) 173 (76.6) 184 (73.0) 0.37
   About the same 52 (24.6) 41 (18.1) 52 (20.6)  
   Worse (much or somewhat) 16 (7.6) 12 (5.3) 16 (6.4)  
In the past month, felt downhearted and blue        
   All, most, a good bit of the time 124 (58.8) 99 (43.0) 127 (50.2) 0.02
   Some or a little of the time 73 (34.6) 106 (46.1) 106 (41.9)  
   Never 14 (6.6) 25 (10.9) 20 (7.9)  
During the past 12 months, how many times were you hospitalised, mean (SD) 2 (1.5) 2 (1.7) 1.9 (1.4) 0.90
  1. * P-values from chi-squared tests (categorical variables) and oneway ANOVA (age and times hospitalised)