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Table 1 Characteristics of IT and Routine Treatment patients at the beginning of the hospital closure project

From: Clinical and Social Outcomes five years after closing a mental hospital: a trial of cognitive behavioural interventions

  IT group RT group
N = 51 46
Age (mean years and range) 57 (35–70) 58 (40–73)
Gender:   
   Male (%) 21 (41%) 33 (72%)
   Female(%) 30 (59%) 13 (18%)
Duration of Illness (mean years and range) 23 (6–41) 27 (8–40)
Duration of this hospital admission (mean years and range) 16 (6–29) 19 (7–40)
Diagnosis: DSM-IV:   
Schizophrenic Disorders (%) 38 (74%) 37 (81%)
Affective Disorders (%) 7 (14%) 2 (4%)
Anxiety and Personality Disorders (%) 1 (2%) 2 (4%)
Substance Abuse (%) 1 (2%) 5 (11%)
Mental retardation (%) 4 (8%) -
Died during follow-up period 8 (16%) 6 (13%)
5th year evaluation not available 1 (stroke) 1 (missed interview)
Complete assessments throughout 5 years 42 (82%) 39 (85%)