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Table 4 The distribution of reasons for non-timely return visit among conditions after the first interview

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

Conditions N, % Self-reported reasons (N, %) χ2 P-value
A (n = 87) B (n = 383) C (n = 80) D (n = 143)
I 128, 18.5 9, 7.0 60, 46.9 11, 8.6 48, 37.5 221.989 < 0.001
II 346, 49.9 28, 8.1 239, 69.1 22, 6.4 57, 16.5   
III 73, 10.5 34, 46.6 7, 9.6 3, 4.1 29, 39.7   
IV 146, 21.1 16, 11.0 77, 52.7 44, 30.1 9, 6.2   
  1. Self-reported reasons: A: No improvement; B: Improvement and belief there is no need for a return visit; C: Medicine side effects; D: Barriers
  2. Conditions: I: Taking medicine and accepting to complete a return visit; II: Taking medicine and unwilling to complete a return visit; III: Transferred to another hospital; IV: Treatment abandonment