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Table 1 Demographic and situational characteristics of participants

From: Clinical effectiveness of a web-based peer-supported self-management intervention for relatives of people with psychosis or bipolar (REACT): online, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial

 REACT n = 399RD n = 401Overall n = 800
Age (years)
  < 3039 (9.77)36 (8.98)75 (9.38)
 30–3950 (12.53)73 (18.20)123 (15.38)
 40–4995 (23.81)104 (25.94)199 (24.88)
 50–59111 (27.82)112 (27.93)223 (27.88)
 60–6988 (22.06)61 (15.21)149 (18.63)
  ≥ 7016 (4.01)15 (3.74)31 (3.88)
 Mean (SD)49.4 (13.3)47.9 (12.7)48.6 (13.00)
 Range (min–max)16–8418–8616–86
Gender
 Male82 (20.55)69 (17.21)151 (18.88)
 Female317 (79.45)331 (82.54)648 (81.00)
 Missing0 (0.00)1 (0.25)1 (0.13)
How many people do you support?
 1296 (74.19)295 (73.57)591 (73.88)
 268 (17.04)72 (17.96)140 (17.50)
 320 (5.01)21 (5.24)41 (5.13)
  ≥ 415 (3.76)13 (3.24)28 (3.50)
Relationship to service user
 Mother187200387
 Father171027
 Partner149143292
 Daughter5662118
 Son617
 Sibling413879
 Friend312657
 Grandparent8210
 Wider family member171734
 Other101222
 Undefined385290
Ethnicity
 White British361 (90.48)366 (91.27)727 (90.88)
 White Irish5 (1.25)6 (1.50)11 (1.38)
 Any other white background15 (3.76)13 (3.24)28 (3.50)
 Mixed6 (1.50)6 (1.50)12 (1.50)
 Asian or Asian British11 (2.76)3 (0.75)14 (1.75)
 Other Ethnic group1 (0.25)5 (1.25)6 (0.75)
 Rather not say0 (0.00)2 (0.50)2 (0.25)
Marital status
 Single88 (22.06)77 (19.20)165 (20.63)
 Married219 (54.89)239 (59.60)458 (57.25)
 Civil partnership14 (3.51)13 (3.24)27 (3.38)
 Separated8 (2.01)15 (3.74)23 (2.88)
 Divorced47 (11.78)40 (9.98)87 (10.88)
 Widowed10 (2.51)8 (2.00)18 (2.25)
 Rather not say13 (3.26)9 (2.24)22 (2.75)
Living arrangements
 Spouse or partner275 (68.92)289 (72.07)564 (70.50)
 Living alone82 (20.55)80 (19.95)162 (20.25)
 Parent(s)17 (4.26)11 (2.74)28 (3.50)
 Other20 (5.01)17 (4.24)37 (4.63
 Rather not say5 (1.25)4 (1.00)9 (1.13)
Dependents
 None168 (41.90)175 (43.86)343 (42.88)
 199 (24.69)117 (29.32)216 (27.00)
 291 (22.69)57 (14.29)148 (18.50)
 330 (7.48)28 (7.02)58 (7.25)
  ≥ 413 (3.26)22 (5.49)35 (3.48)
Highest education level
 School level65 (16.29)73 (18.20)138 (17.25)
 Further education (college)108 (27.07)117 (29.18)225 (28.13)
 Higher (University)226 (56.64)211 (52.62)437 (54.63)
Employment status
 Employed full-time (35 h + a week)150 (37.59)151 (37.66)301 (37.63)
 Employed part-time92 (23.06)96 (23.94)188 (23.50)
 Unable to work due to caring responsibilities33 (8.27)33 (8.23)66 (8.25)
 Unable to work due to ill health/disability30 (7.52)20 (4.99)50 (6.25)
 Unemployed10 (2.51)8 (2.00)18 (2.25)
 Student7 (1.75)8 (2.00)15 (1.88)
 Retired53 (13.28)58 (14.46)111 (13.88)
 Voluntary work12 (3.01)11 (2.74)23 (2.88)
 Housewife/house husband12 (3.01)16 (3.99)28 (3.50)
Home internet access
 Yes395 (99.00)400 (99.75)795 (99.38)
 No1 (0.25)0 (0.00)1 (0.13)
 Intermittent or poor quality3 (0.75)1 (0.25)4 (0.50)
Paid work affected by caring role
 No, I didn’t have paid work before120 (30.08)125 (31.17)245 (30.63)
 No, I still perform the same amount of paid work198 (49.62)195 (48.63)393 (49.13)
 Yes, I stopped work completely40 (10.03)33 (8.23)73 (9.13)
 Yes, I reduced my working hours41 (10.28)48 (11.97)89 (11.13)
 Mean (SD)13.5 (9.3)11.4 (6.6)12.4 (8.0)
 Min–max2–481–301–48