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Table 1 Participant descriptions: completers vs drop-outs

From: Positive Emotions Program for Schizophrenia (PEPS): a pilot intervention to reduce anhedonia and apathy

  Completers Drop-outs Statistics test*; p-value
  n = 31 n = 6  
  Mean (S.D.) N (%) Mean (S.D.) N (%)  
Socio-demographic characteristics
Sex female/male 12/19 1/5 Fisher’s exact test; p = .39
Age 42.97 (S.D. 12.33) 36.00 (S.D. 8.67) Mann–Whitney U = 63; p = .23
Professional/university education level 9 (29 %) 2 (33 %) Fisher’s exact test; p =1.00
Home situation: Nursing home 24 (77 %) 5 (83 %) Fisher’s exact test; p = 1.00
ICD-10 diagnosis
Schizophrenia 27 4 Fisher’s exact test; p = .25
Schizoaffective disorders 4 2  
Duration of illness since first hospitalization (years) 19.71 (S.D. 12.69) 15.67 (S.D. 14.35) Mann–Whitney U = 76; p = .51
Current treatment
Atypical antipsychotic 24 (80 %) 6 (100 %) Fisher’s exact test; p = .56
Typical antipsychotic 6 -  
No antipsychotic 1 -  
Antidepressant 13 1 Fisher’s exact test; p = .38
Antidepressant in fluoxetine equivalents 28.45 (13.97) 44.44