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Table 3 Distribution in status of mental health problems at intake, prior use of psychiatric services, use of psychiatric medication, selected HoNOS & scales, the clinical problem type, & GAF scales

From: A crisis resolution and home treatment team in Norway: a longitudinal survey study Part 1. Patient characteristics at admission and referral

Variable N (%)
Status of mental health problem at admission (Missing = 55)  
 New or recent episode 64 (20.8)
 Recurrence after remission 76 (24.7)
 Aggravation of chronic problem 168 (54.5)
Prior psychiatric care (Missing = 15)  
 Yes 257 (73.9)
 No 91 (26.1)
Psychiatric medication use (Missing = 23)  
 Not taking any medication 172 (50.6)
 Mostly prescription psychiatric drug(s) 129 (37.9)
 Some prescription psychiatric drug(s) 15 (4.4)
 Mostly non-prescription drug(s) 24 (7.1)
HoNOS – those having problems in selected categories (score of 3 or 4)*  
 Self-harm 32 (8.8)
 Substance abuse 29 (8.2)
 Hallucinations & delusions 27 (7.5)
 Depression 81 (22.4)
 Anxiety 71 (19.6)
 Stress/tension 67 (18.5)
 Insomnia 27 (7.4)
Clinical Problem Type (Missing = 11)  
 No Problem Type 109 (30.97)
 Stress Only Type 73 (20.74)
 Self-harm Type 29 (8.24)
 Psychosis Type 26 (7.39)
 Depression Type 62 (17.61)
 Single Problem Type 31 (8.81)
 Miscellaneous Type 22 (6.25)
HoNOS Scales Mean (SD)
 HoNOS-Total (Range: 1-26) 9.757 (4.679)
 HoNOS-Symptom (Range: 0-11) 4.897 (1.791)
GAF Scales Mean (SD)
 GAF-Symptom 48.31 (10.513)
 GAF-Functioning 48.11 (13.278)
  1. *Many patients were in more than one category of HoNOS, and the base number for the percentages is the total sample (N = 363).