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Table 1 General data, attitudes towards pharmacotherapy, primary diagnosis, and distributions of TRVR (N, %)

From: Initial adherence by psychiatric outpatients in a general hospital and relevant personal factors

  N, % TRV NTRV χ2 P-value
Gender     0.091 0.763
 Male 1165, 41.0 696, 59.7 469, 40.3   
 Female 1678, 59.0 993, 59.2 685, 40.8   
Age group     15.409 0.004
 18 ~ 25 years 1056, 37.1 630, 59.7 426, 40.3   
 26 ~ 35 years 823, 28.9 455, 55.3 368, 44.7   
 36 ~ 45 years 473, 16.6 279, 59.0 194, 41.0   
 46 ~ 55 years 358, 12.6 239, 66.8 119, 33.2   
 56 ~ 65 years 133, 4.7 86, 64.7 47, 35.3   
Educational stage     4.240 0.237
 Primary school 158, 5.6 101, 63.9 57, 36.1   
 Junior high school 458, 16.1 280, 61.1 178, 38.9   
 Senior high school or equivalent 567, 19.9 347, 61.2 220, 38.8   
 College and higher 1660, 58.4 961, 57.9 699, 42.1   
Marital status     2.721 0.437
 Unmarried 1368, 48.1 816, 59.6 552, 40.4   
 Married 1355, 47.7 802, 59.2 553, 40.8   
 Divorced 103, 3.6 64, 62.1 39, 37.9   
 Widowed 17, 0.6 7, 41.2 10, 58.8   
Work status     16.297 < 0.001
 Work 1616, 56.8 908, 56.2 708, 43.8   
 Student 562, 19.8 354, 63.0 208, 37.0   
 Housework or workless 665, 23.4 427, 64.2 238, 35.8   
Monthly income in RMB     3.900 0.272
 < 5 thousands 685, 24.1 412, 60.1 273, 39.9   
 5 ~ 10 thousands 1095, 38.5 668, 61.0 427, 39.0   
 10 ~ 30 thousands 774, 27.2 449, 58.0 325, 42.0   
 > 30 thousands 289, 10.2 160, 55.4 129, 44.6   
Residence     10.243 0.017
 Urban 2138, 75.2 1244, 58.2 894, 41.8   
 Rural 705, 24.8 445, 63.2 260, 36.9   
Family atmosphere     10.677 0.014
 Happy 498, 17.5 323, 64.9 175, 35.1   
 Relaxed 900, 31.7 518, 57.6 382, 42.4   
 Tense 1189, 41.8 710, 59.7 479, 40.3   
 Worse 256, 9.0 138, 53.9 118, 46.1   
Living status     8.962 0.011
 With family members 1917, 67.4 1171, 61.1 746, 38.9   
 With a lover 165, 5.8 84, 50.9 81, 49.1   
 Alone 761, 26.8 434, 57.0 327, 43.0   
Attitudes towards pharmacotherapy     50.807 < 0.001
 Willing 387, 13.6 252, 65.1 135, 34.9   
 Could accept if necessary 1856, 65.3 1155, 62.2 701, 37.8   
 Afraid of side effects 374, 13.2 182, 48.7 192, 51.3   
 Refusing 226, 7.9 100, 44.2 126, 55.8   
Primary diagnoses     6.858 0.444
 Consultation or observation 239, 8.4 143, 59.8 96, 40.2   
 Depression 1257, 44.2 738, 58.7 519, 41.3   
 Anxiety 624, 21.9 380, 60.9 244, 39.1   
 Bipolar disorder 288, 10.1 178, 61.8 110, 38.2   
 Psychotic disorders 73, 2.6 48, 65.8 25, 34.2   
 Sleep disorders 141, 5.0 72, 51.1 69, 48.3   
 Obsessive-compulsion 54, 1.9 32, 59.3 22, 40.7   
 Others 167, 5.9 98, 58.7 69, 41.3   
  1. TRVR: timely return visit rate; TRV: timely return visit; NTRV: non-timely return visit