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Table 2 Socio-demographic description of professionals

From: Implementation of the Quebec mental health reform (2005–2015)

  Managers/Coordinators of MHb services (N = 25) Respondent- psychiatrists (N = 16) Interviews (n = 102) Total (n = 143)
Average age [Mean (SD)] 42.9 (8.7) 49.1 (10.5) 50.7 (8.8) 49.1 (9.4)
Gender [n (%)]
 Female 19 (76.0)a 6 (37.5) 69 (67.6)a 95 (66.0)a
 Male 6 (24.0) 10 (62.5)a 33 (32.4) 49 (34.0)
Current position [n (%)]
 Psychiatrist 16 (100.0) 7 (6.9) 23 (16.1)
 General practitioner 10 (9.8) 10 (9.8)
 Psychosocial clinician 4 (3.9) 4 (3.9)
 Regional Manager 11 (44.0) 4 (3.9) 15 (10.5)
 Director 35 (34.3) 35 (34.3)
 Program Administrator/Coordinator 14 (56.0)a 42 (41.2)a 56 (39.2)a
Years of experience [Mean (SD)]
 In the current position (in years) 5 (7.1) 2.9 (5.0) 7.9 (6.7) 5.3 (6.2)
 In psychiatry 17.8 (10.7) 17.8 (10.7)
 In the health and social science 23,1 (8,6) 23,1 (8,6)
 In mental health 19.4 (9.3) 19.4 (9.3)
 In adult mental health 19.5 (9.3) 19.5 (9.3)
Organization [n (%)]
 Regional agency 11 (10.8) 11 (10.8)
 Psychiatric hospital 14 (13.7) 14 (13.7)
 General hospital (GH) 9 (8.8) 9 (8.8)
 Health and social service center 25 (100.0)a 44 (43.1)a 69 (48.3)a
 Medical clinic 7 (6.9) 7 (6.9)
 Community organization 17 (16.7) 17 (16.7)
Territorial profiles [n %]
 With a psychiatric hospital 13 (52.0)a 4 (25.0) 37 (36.3)a 54 (37.8)a
 Without specialized MH Services 2 (4.0) 1 (6.3) 16 (15.7) 19 (13.3)
  < 200 000 inhabitants, with a psychiatric department in a GH 6 (30.0) 2 (12.5) 21 (20.6) 29 (20.3)
  > 200 000 inhabitants, with a psychiatric department in a GH 4 (20.0) 9 (56.3)a 28 (27.4) 41 (28.7)
  1. aMost important group
  2. bMental health