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Table 2 Demographics and observed scorings on the full Short Understanding of Substance Abuse Scale (SUSS) for N = 640 participantsa

From: Assessing understandings of substance use disorders among Norwegian treatment professionals, patients and the general public

  Professionals N = 291 Patients N = 133 General public N = 216
Age (years) 45 (10) 41 (14) 43 (15)
Gender (female %) 72 34 62
Educational length (years) 15.6 (2.5) 11.2 (2.3) 14.2 (2.7)
Disease model belief; sum scoreb 15.8 (5.9) 21.4 (5.7) 16.9 (5.9)
Psychosocial model belief; sum scorec 13.0 (2.5) 13.2 (3.5) 12.0 (3.1)
Disease model belief; mean scored 2.2 (0.9) 3.0 (0.9) 2.3 (0.9)
Psychosocial model belief; mean scoree 2.6 (0.6) 2.6 (0.8) 2.4 (0.8)
  1. Notes:
  2. aVariables are shown as mean (SD)
  3. bSum score of seven questions; 0–28 scale
  4. cSum score of five questions; 0–20 scale
  5. dMean of seven questions, score 0–4
  6. eMean of five questions, score 0–4