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Table 1 Description of the sample

From: Part-time hospitalisation and stigma experiences: a study in contemporary psychiatric hospitals

  Total sample (N = 378) Immediate part-time hospitalisation (N = 72) Part-time hospitalisation aftercare (N = 80) Full-time hospitalisation (N = 226) P difference between groups1
Gender (% men) 48.10 40.30 52.50 49.10 0.290
Age (mean, SD) 38.28 (12.02) 36.60 (10.57) 44.66 (11.55) 36.56 (11.89) 0.000
Education (mean, SD) 2.95 (0.75) 3.06 (0.84) 2.91 (0.68) 2.93 (0.75) 0.411
Marital status (% married or cohabiting) 22.75 23.60 30.00 19.90 0.177
Income (mean, SD) 3.34 (1.43) 3.40 (1.49) 3.60 (1.37) 3.23 (1.42) 0.128
Symptoms (mean, SD) 1.36 (0.97) 1.38 (1.05) 1.30 (0.99) 1.38 (0.94) 0.804
Length of stay, in months (mean, SD) 16.08 (32.55) 11.70 (21.82) 33.69 (43.50) 11.25 (28.65) 0.000
Length treatment history, in years (mean, SD) 10.18 (8.75) 9.49 (8.38) 13.93 (9.47) 9.07 (8.26) 0.000
% Mood-related disorder 26.98 33.30 26.30 25.20 0.396
% Psychotic-related disorder 24.07 27.80 25.00 22.60 0.651
% Substance-related disorder 33.33 16.70 31.30 39.40 0.002
  1. 1 Based on chi-square test for comparison of percentages; ANOVA for comparison of means.