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Table 4 Rankings of most challenging schizophrenia-related symptoms/behaviors (N = 27)

From: Experiences, attitudes, and perceptions of caregivers of individuals with treatment-resistant schizophrenia: a qualitative study

  Ranked #1, n (%) Ranked #2, n (%) Ranked #3, n (%) Total, n (%)
Hallucinations 3 (11) 4 (15) 2 (7) 9 (33)
Delusions 3 (11) 4 (15) 3 (11) 10 (37)
Disorganized speech 4 (15) 3 (11) 4 (15) 11 (41)
Suspiciousness/persecution 5 (19) 6 (22) 8 (30) 19 (70)
Negative symptomsa 3 (11) 1 (4) 5 (19) 9 (33)
Other symptomsa 4 (15) 4 (15) 0 (0) 8 (30)
  1. Note: Percentages were calculated as n divided by the total number of participants (N = 27)
  2. aIn the first two focus groups, caregivers were asked specifically to rank only the four positive symptoms (either the top-level headers or the individual symptoms/behaviors). Ranking of all six categories (top-level headers only) was allowed for all subsequent groups