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Table 1 Summary of clinical and demographic characteristics of the study sample (n = 23)

From: Qualitative investigation of targets for and barriers to interventions to prevent psychosis relapse

  Frequency Percentage
Diagnosis   
 Schizophrenia 17 (73.9)
 Schizoaffective disorder 6 (26.1)
Number of psychosis episodes   
 Two 4 (17.4)
 Three 12 (52.2)
 Four or more 7 (30.4)
Level of inter-episode symptoms   
 None 6 (26.1)
 Low level 15 (65.2)
 High level 2 (8.7)
When discharged from hospital or crisis team, relative to interview   
 Not discharged (hospital) 7 (30.4)
 <1 month ago (hospital) and/or not discharged (from crisis team) 10 (43.5)
 >1 month ago (hospital) and/or < 1 month ago (from crisis team) 2 (8.7)
 >1 month ago (hospital and/or crisis team) 4 (17.4)
PANSS positive sub-scale score, mean (SD) 16.87 (5.4)
Age, mean (SD) 38.4 (14.0)
Gender, n male 11 (47.8)
Ethnic origin   
 Asian or Asian British 3 (13.0)
 Black or Black British 3 (13.0)
 White British 16 (69.6)
 Other ethnic group 1 (4.3)
Education   
 None or primary only 3 (13.0)
 Secondary 6 (26.1)
 Further (e.g. A levels or Diploma) 7 (30.4)
 Higher (e.g. bachelor’s degree) 7 (30.4)
Employment   
 Retired 3 (13.0)
 Home duties 1 (4.3)
 Unemployed 19 (82.6)
Living arrangement   
 Family or partner 9 (39.1)
 Alone 11 (47.8)
 Shared/supported accommodation 3 (13.0)
Level of family or carer contact   
 None 8 (34.8)
 Low 8 (34.8)
 High 7 (30.4)
  1. Note: Values are frequency (percentage) unless otherwise specified.