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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: The effectiveness of assertive community treatment for elderly patients with severe mental illness: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristics ACTE n=32 TAU n=30
Mean age (SD) 74.4 (7.0) 75.1 (9.3)
Mean age at first contact with mental health services (SD) 61.5 (16.5) 60.7 (21.5)
Gender (%)   
 Male 16 (50) 10 (33.3)
 Female 16 (50) 20 (66.7)
Marital status (%)   
 Unmarried 14 (43.8) 9 (30.0)
 Married 4 (12.5) 2 (6.7)
 Divorced 7 (21.9) 10 (33.3)
 Widowed 7 (21.9) 9 (30.0)
Living situation (%)   
 Independent 27 (84.4) 27 (90.0)
 Other 5 (15.7) 3 (10.0)
Country of birth (%)   
 The Netherlands 29 (90.6) 22 (73.3)
 Other 3 (9.4) 8 (26.7)
Diagnosis axis I (%)   
 Schizophrenia spectrum disorders 11 (34.4) 11 (36.7)
 Mood disorder 5 (15.6) 3 (10.0)
 Cognitive impairment 4 (12.5) 7 (23.3)
 Other disorders 12 (37.5) 9 (30.0)
Psychiatric admission (%)   
 Yes 10 (31.3) 7 (23.3)
 No 22 (68.8) 23 (76.7)
Total HoNOS65 + score mean (SD)* 21.17 (3.87) 20.4 (4.58)
Total unmet needs score 7.5 (1-15) 6.5 (2-13)
Median (range)*   
  1. *Based on 30 ACTE patients and 25 CAU patients.
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