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Table 2 Characteristics of the sample and CTO experience at the time of interview

From: Carer involvement in compulsory out-patient psychiatric care in England

    Carers a
N = 24
(Patients N = 21)
Gender Male   7
Female   17
Ethnicity White   21
Black   0
Others   3
Geographical location North West   3
South West   4
South East   8
East   1
East Midlands   1
West Midlands   2
London   3
Relationship to person cared for Parent   22
Spouse   1
Sibling   1
Patient’s diagnosis and condition Schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder   (20) b
Bipolar   (1)
Depot medication   (11)
History of violence   (12)
Patient’s CTO status at interview Ongoing CTO   (14)
Revoked   (2)
Discharged   (3)
Unknown   (2)
Experience of recall   (8)
Duration of CTO <6 months   (1)
6–12 months (renewed once)   (9)
12+ months (renewed twice or more)   (8)
Unknown   (3)
  1. aIncluding 3 couples
  2. bTwo carers disputed the diagnosis of schizophrenia