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Table 1 Patient characteristics at baseline for SRIT and TAU. Numbers are n (%) unless otherwise specified

From: Short time effect of a self-referral to inpatient treatment for patients with severe mental disorders: a randomized controlled trial

  SRIT
n = 26
TAU
n = 27
Age, Mean (SD) 45.7 (12.6) 35.2 (11.7)
Gender
 Woman 12 (46.1) 10 (37.0)
 Men 14 (53.9) 17 (63.0)
Diagnosis (ICD 10)
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorders a
 Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders 18 (69.2) 22 (81.5)
 Bipolar disorders 8 (30.8) 5 (18.5)
 Comorbid diagnosis 10 (38.4) 7 (26.0)
 Substance disorder 8 (30.8) 5 (18.5)
Living situation
 Living in relation with other 4 (15.4) 3 (11.1)
 Living alone 22 (84.6) 24 (88.9)
Life income
 Work 1 (3.8) 1 (3.7)
 Sickness benefits/courses /disability/retirement 22 (84.6) 22 (81.5)
 Student 3 (11.5) 4 (14.8)
Received services from Psychiatric Ambulatory Rehabilitation Team 8 (30.8) 10 (37.0)
  1. SRIT Self-referral to inpatient treatment
  2. TAU Treatment as usual
  3. a As several patients had more than one diagnosis, the sum is larger than 100 %