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Table 1 Demographics, occupational information, and previous FFP-related experiences of the participants

From: Chinese mental health workers’ family-focused practices: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristics, median (IQR) or N (%) All (n = 515) Profession types Post-hoc tests
Psychiatrists (n = 213) Psychiatric nurses (n = 269) AMHPs (n = 33)
Age, years 34 (29–40) 36 (31.5–45)*** 32 (26.5–36)*** 39 (32.5–44)*** 2 < 1, 2 < 3
Gender      
Female 374 (72.6) 133 (62.4)*** 214 (79.6)*** 27 (81.8)*** 1 < 2
Male 141 (27.4) 80 (37.6)*** 55 (20.4)*** 6 (18.2)*** 2 < 1
Education      
Associate degree 182 (35.3) 40 (18.8)*** 135 (50.2)*** 7 (21.2)*** 1 < 2, 3 < 2
Bachelor’s degree 281 (54.6) 131 (61.5)*** 131 (48.7)*** 19 (57.6)*** 2 < 1
Postgraduate degree 52 (10.1) 42 (19.8)*** 3 (1.1)*** 7 (21.2)*** 2 < 1, 2 < 3
Place of service      
CHC 174 (33.8) 108 (50.7)*** 44 (16.4)*** 22 (66.7)*** 2 < 1, 2 < 3
SPH 251 (48.7) 56 (26.3)*** 189 (70.3)*** 6 (18.2)*** 1 < 2, 3 < 2
TPH 90 (17.5) 49 (23.0)*** 36 (13.4)*** 5 (15.2)*** 2 < 1
Length of service, years 8 (3–13) 10 (4–14)* 7 (3–12)* 10 (4–20)* 2 < 1
Previous training in FFP 212 (41.8) 112 (52.6)*** 75 (27.9)*** 25 (75.8)*** 2 < 1 < 3
Previous involvement in FFP 159 (30.9) 90 (42.3)*** 53 (19.7)*** 16 (48.5)*** 2 < 1, 2 < 3
Previous experiences of caring for sick relatives or friends 300 (58.3) 117 (55.0) 163 (60.6) 20 (60.7) -
  1. Abbreviations: AMHP allied mental health professional; CHC community health center; SPH secondary psychiatric hospital; TPH tertiary psychiatric hospital; FFP family-focused practice; IQR interquartile range
  2. Notes: * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.001