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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of participants

From: “It’s a matter of building bridges…” – feasibility of a carer involvement intervention for inpatients with severe mental illness

Patients (n = 30) n (%) or mean (SD)
Age (years) 34.8 (12.3)
Gender (% female) 20 (66.7)
Marital status (% single) 22 (73.3)
Country of birth (% UK) 19 (63.3)
Education (% tertiary) 17 (56.7)
Accommodation (% independent) 25 (83.3)
Living with partner/family (%) 20 (66.7)
Employment (% unemployed) 13 (43.3)
CGI score 4.1 (1.0)
Index admission days 16.8 (13.2)
Re-admission within 6 weeks 5 (16.7)
Remained inpatient within 6 weeks 4 (13.3)
Involuntary admission (%) 14 (46.7)
Follow-up attended (%) 20 (66.7)
Diagnosis
 Psychotic disorder 13 (43.3)
 Mood disorder 12 (40.0)
 Other 4 (13.3)
 Missing 1 (3.3)
Carers (n = 30) n (%) or mean (SD)
Age (years) 47.3 (16.8)
Gender (% female) 19 (63.3%)
Marital status (% married) 13 (43.3%)
Country of birth (% UK) 12 (40.0%)
Education (% tertiary) 18 (60.0%)
Employment (% employed FT or PT) 14 (46.7%)
Relationship
 Parent 13 (43.3%)
 Sibling 6 (20.0%)
 Partner 4 (13.3%)
 Child 3 (10.0%)
 Uncle 1 (3.3%)
 Friend 3 (10.0%)
Duration of care
 First contact (2 weeks or less) 6 (20.0%)
 1 Year or less 4 (13.3%)
 5 Years or less 6 (20.0%)
 More than 5 years 14 (46.7%)
Clinicians (n = 6) n (%) or mean (SD)
Age (years) 39.8 (18.1)
Gender (%female) 3 (50)
Years working in inpatient care 4.2 (5.4)
Years working in mental health 10.9 (12.9)