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Table 3 First contact and dropout (during follow-up) stratified by treatment programme

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

  ACTE n = 32 (%) TAU n = 30 (%) Test of significance
First contact within 3 months    
 Yes 31 (96.9) 20 (66.7) X2 (df = 1) = 9.68
 No 1 (3.1) 10 (33.3) p = 0.002
Drop - out    
 Yes 6 (18.8) 15* (50) X2 (df = 1) = 6.75
 No 26 (81.3) 15 (50) p = 0.009
  1. chi-squared test was used.
  2. *2 patients dropped out temporarily (for 8 and 10 months).
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