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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 56)

From: Cultural adaptation of the mental health first aid guidelines for assisting a person at risk of suicide to China: a Delphi expert consensus study

Item Category N %
Gender Men 14 25.0
Women 42 75.0
Education Primary/Secondary 2 3.6
University or above 54 96.4
Region Shanghai 30 53.6
Beijing 13 23.2
Jiangsu 13 23.2
Occupation Mental health professionals 23 41.1
 Psychiatrists 10 17.9
 Psychotherapists 5 8.9
 Psychiatric nurses 3 5.4
 Psychological counsellors 3 5.4
 Other mental health workersa 2 3.6
Hotline operators 28 50.0
Consumers/Carers 5 8.9
Age (years) Range 28–67
Mean ± sd 41.5 ± 9.4
Median 39.5
Years of experience in suicide intervention Range 1–33
Mean ± sd 8.7 ± 8.1
Median 5
  1. aIncluding one social worker and one community mental health worker