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Table 2 Characteristics of the participants (n = 13)

From: Like a hotel, but boring: users’ experience with short-time community-based residential aftercare

Characteristics N (%) or Mean (SD, range)
Gender
-female 3 (23%)
-male 10 (77%)
Age
-Mean age in yrs. (SD, range) 42 (13.0, 20 to 63)
Living situation
-homeless 3 (23%)
-living alone 11 (85%)
-with wife/husband/live-in partner 1 (8%)
-with children 2 (15%)
Employment status
-full-time employment 1 (8%)
-unemployed 8 (62%)
-disability pension 4 (31%)
Main diagnosis - ICD-10 code
-mental and behavioral disorders (F10) 2 (15%)
-schizophrenia, schizotypal, delusional disorders (F20) 2 (15%)
-mood (affective) disorders (F30) 5 (38%)
-behavioral and personality disorders (F60) 3 (23%)
-Other organic personality and behavioral disorders due to brain disease, damage, and dysfunction (F07.8) 1 (8%)
Length of stay at the CRA
-median (range) and mean (SD) duration in weeks 5 (3 to 24), 8.9 (7.4)a
Time of interview
-during the stay 7 (54%)
-after discharge 6 (46%)
  1. aThe reason for the high mean were three homeless patients staying respectively 19, 21 and 24 weeks waiting for residence. The range in length of stay without these participants was 3 to 8 weeks and the mean 5.2 weeks