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Table 2 Characteristics of psychiatrists and patients. Characteristics of psychiatrists and patients, including the main diagnoses of the patients’ mental disorder(s) with impact on work capacity. In RELY 1 (RELY 2), six (seven) patients had been assigned two main diagnoses

From: The reproducibility of psychiatric evaluations of work disability: two reliability and agreement studies

  RELY 1 RELY 2
Psychiatrists, RELY 1: n=19a; RELY 2: n=35b
 Age
  31–40/ 41–50/ 51–60/ >  60 years/ missing 5/ 42/ 21/ 32/ 0%c 3/ 40/ 31/ 20/ 6%
 Gender
  male 79% 83%
 Experience
  Years since board certification as psychiatrist, mean (SD) 15.6 (9.7) 15.8 (9.0)
  Number of years performing disability evaluations, mean (SD) 13.8 (9.2) 12.4 (7.5)
 Number of evaluations in the previous year,
  0–4/ 5–20/ 21–50/ > 50/ missing 0/ 10 / 32 / 58/ 0% 6/ 17/ 31/ 40/ 6%
  Time span from training to rating in days, mean (range) 404 days (115–578) 41 days (5–88)
Patients, RELY 1: n=30; RELY 2: n=40
 Age, years: mean (SD) 47.2 (8.6) 48.6 (10.1)
 Gender
  male 57% 53%
 Marital status
  Unmarried/ married/ divorced/ missing 20/ 40/ 40/ 0% 20/ 28/ 45/ 8%
 Nationality
  Swiss/ others/ missing 63/ 23/ 14% 70/ 28/ 2%
 Country of birth
  Switzerland/ others/ missing 67/ 27/ 6% 75/ 23/ 2%
 Severity of disorderd
  mean (SD) 5.3 (2.1) 4.9 (1.8)
 Typicality of study patient compared to other patients seen by the expert
  frequent / semifrequent / rare 36/ 44/ 20% 27/ 56/ 17%
Main diagnoses (ICD 10 classification)
Number of diagnoses RELY 1: n=36; RELY 2: n=47
 Mood disorders (F3) 26% 40%
 Neurotic, stress-related, somatoform disorders (F4) 19% 21%
  thereof somatoform disorders (F45) 6% 15%
 Organic (F0) 11% 9%
 Disorders of adult personality and behaviour (F6) 11% 6%
 Psychoactive substance use (F1) 3% 0%
 Mental retardation (F7) 0% 2%
 Behavioural and emotional disorders with onset in childhood (F9) 0% 2%
 Patients without main diagnosis 19% 19%
  1. a) Twelve out of 19 psychiatrists performed interviews, all performed ratings. b) Eleven out of 35 psychiatrists performed interviews, all performed ratings. c) Percentages are rounded to nearest whole numbers, d) Scale from 0 to 10, higher score indicates more severe disorder