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Table 5 The distribution differences of self-reported reasons for non-timely return visit among primary diagnoses

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

Diagnoses N, % Self-reported reasons (N, %) χ2 P-value
A (n = 87) B (n = 383) C (n = 80) D (n = 143)
Consultation or observation 53, 7.6 3, 5.7 33, 62.3 5, 9.4 12, 22.6 17.829 0.272
Depression 305, 44.0 34, 11.1 175, 57.4 38, 12.5 58, 19.0   
Anxiety/OCD 161, 23.2 26, 16.1 85, 52.8 18, 11.2 32, 19.9   
Bipolar disorder/Psychotic disorders 88, 12.7 7, 8.0 51, 58.0 12, 13.6 18, 20.5   
Sleep disorder 43, 6.2 7, 16.3 19, 44.2 3, 7.0 14, 32.6   
others 43, 6.2 10, 23.3 20, 46.5 4, 9.3 9, 20.9   
  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. OCD: obsessive-compulsive disorder