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Table 3 Characteristics of family members

From: Separating obsessive-compulsive disorder from the self. A qualitative study of family member perceptions

ID Relationship to person with OCD Interview setting Age of family member at interview (years) Average time spent per week with person with OCD (hours) Length of time relative has experienced OCD (years) Length of relationship with relative experiencing OCD (years)
1 Wife Face to face 35–49 40–49 30–39 20–29
2 Husband Telephone 50–71 40–49 20–29 20–29
3 Husband Face to face 25–34 50+ 0–9 0–9
4 Mother Face to face 35–49 50+ 10–19 Since birth
5 Husband Face to face 50–71 50+ 10–19 0–9
6 Wife Face to face 25–34 40–49 10–19 10–19
7 Wife Face to face 35–49 30–39 30–39 20–29
8 Husband Face to face 50–71 30–39 10–19 10–19
9 Husband Phone 35–49 50+ 20–29 10–19
10 Wife Face to face 50–71 30–39 30–39 10–19
11 Wife Phone 25–34 30–39 10–19 0–9
12 Mother Phone 50–71 30–39 0–9 Since birth
13 Mother Phone 35–49 20–29 0–9 Since birth
14 Mother Phone 50–71 30–39 10–19 Since birth