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Table 4 Baseline characteristics for participants

From: An exploratory mixed methods study of the acceptability and effectiveness of mindfulness -based cognitive therapy for patients with active depression and anxiety in primary care

Age Demographics BDI
(0–63)
BAI
(0–63)
Diagnosis and previous treatment
50 Married Male. Self employed NS-SEC 4 38 35 Current: Generalised anxiety disorder. Recurrent depressive disorder – moderate. Past : Post traumatic stress disorder. Previous treatment : CBT 5 year – 8 sessions specific for PTSD.
Medication : cipramil 40 mg (5 years).
38 Married housewife. NS-SEC 8 26 43 Current : Generalised anxiety disorder. Recurrent depressive disorder – moderate. Repeated in patient hospital admissions for severe anxiety/agitation.
Medication : Clomipramine 50 mg.
58 Divorced female NS-SEC 8 42 46 Current : Recurrent Depression current episode moderate with severe anxiety. Recently discharged from psychiatric hospital. Past – phobic anxiety disorder and depression. Previous ECT.
Medication : Venlafaxine 75 mg BD and propranolol.
29 Single female NS-SEC 8 46 27 Current: Recurrent Depressive disorder, current episode moderate. Past : post natal depression.
Medication : Zopiclone PRN. Previously on cipramil.
39 female, divorced NS-SEC 7 31 25 Current : Recurrent Depressive disorder, current episode mild to moderate.
Medication : None. Previously on cipramil *3 years.
56 Married Male. NS-SEC 3 44 27 Current : Recurrent depressive disorder current episode moderate.
Medication : Cipramil 40 mg (6 years)
36 Single male NS-SEC 3 23 20 Current : Mixed anxiety and depressive disorder. Past : Recurrent depressive disorder.
Medication : Stopped venlafaxine one month prior to course.
58 Divorced female NS-SEC 8 30 10 Current : Recurrent depressive disorder, current episode mild to moderate. Past : Severe depression and GAD. Saw psychologist 10 years ago after 'nervous breakdown'.
Medication : cipramil 20 mg (2 years)
40 Married female NS-SEC 3 42 49 Current : Generalised anxiety disorder. Major depressive disorder current episode mild to moderate.
Medication – cipramil 40 mg
35 Single female NS-SEC 7 44 42 Current : Recurrent depression current episode moderate.
Medication – propranolol for anxiety. Previously on antidepressant for 2 years.
42 Divorced female NS-SEC 3 27 26 Current : mixed anxiety and depression.
Past – recurrent depressive disorder.
41 Divorced female NS-SEC 8 37 34 Current : Major depressive disorder – moderate. Moderate anxiety. Past : alcohol abuse. Social phobia. ? PTSD. Health anxiety – treated with CBT 10 years ago.
Medication – diazepam PRN.
38 Married Female NS-SEC 8 38 32 Current : Recurrent Major Depressive disorder – current episode moderate. Past : PTSD
Currently on amitriptyline and weak opiod analgesia for pain.
  1. *NS-SEC National Statistics Social-Economic Classification (NS-SEC)
  2. NS-SEC = National Statistics Social Economic Classification
  3. This is a widely used socio-economic indicator based on classification of occupation as follows;
  4. NS-SEC 1: Higher managerial and professional occupations
  5. NS-SEC 2: Lower managerial and professional occupations
  6. NS-SEC 3: Intermediate occupations
  7. NS-SEC 4: Small employers and own account workers
  8. NS-SEC 5: Lower supervisory and technical occupations
  9. NS-SEC 6: Semi-routine occupations
  10. NS-SEC 7: Routine occupations
  11. NS-SEC 8: Never worked and long-term unemployed