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Table 4 Pre- vs. post-interventions: social support, mental health, psychiatric symptoms, social function, and earned income

From: The social support, mental health, psychiatric symptoms, and functioning of persons with schizophrenia participating in peer co-delivered vocational rehabilitation: a pilot study in Taiwan

  Pre-intervention Post-intervention df t P value
Mean SD Mean SD
SSS 149.1 31.8 161.2 35.0 41 2.70 0.01*
 SSS-R 49.2 14.4 51.0 14.3 41 1.02 0.32
 SSS-S 55.5 13.0 57.8 13.9 41 1.63 0.11
 SSS-F 44.4 12.0 53.2 13.2 41 4.72 < 0.001*
CHQ-12 3.1 2.6 2.8 2.5 41 −1.08 0.29
BPRS-18 31.2 6.7 29.3 5.0 41 −2.83 0.007*
GAF 69.8 9.8 72.6 8.8 41 3.50 0.001*
C-SFS 75.2 8.8 78.1 9.5 41 2.59 0.01*
Weekly working hours 20.0 7.6 21.9 8.7 41 1.72 0.09
Weekly Income (USD) 37.5 35.5 43.6 38.0 41 2.57 0.01*
  1. *Statistically significant, p < 0.05
  2. SD Standard deviation, SSS Social Support Scale, SSS-R Social Support Scale-Relatives or family, SSS-S Social Support Scale-Staffs or professionals, SSS-F Social Support Scale-Friends or peers, CHQ-12 Chinese Health Questionnaire-12, BPRS-18 Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale-18, GAF Global Assessment of Function, C-SFS Chinese version of Social Function Scale