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Table 2 Illness-related information

From: A pilot study on community-based outpatient treatment for patients with chronic psychotic disorders in Somalia: Change in symptoms, functioning and co-morbid khat use

  Outpatients (17) Remitted patients
Total (18) Discharged (11) Community (7)
Age at psychosis onset 22.8 (7.3) 25.4 (6.2) 27.4 (6.3) 22.3 (4.9)
Duration of illness 13.6 (5.2) 11.0 (6.4) 10.7 (6.2) 11.4 (7.1)
Times treated in Mental Hospital 0.9 (0.9) 2.3 (2.7) 2.7 (3.3) 1.6 (1.1)
Last discharge from Mental Hospital: years ago2 3.2 (2.6) 1.0 (2.8) 0 (0) 3.2 (4.6)
Times consulted a medical doctor3 0.9 (1.1) 0.7 (0.8) 0.3 (0.5) 1.3 (1.0)
Times consulted a traditional healer4 1.7 (3.2) 1.9 (2.0) 2.3 (2.2) 1.4 (1.8)
Times consulted a sheikh5 1.6 (2.3) 1.2 (1.3) 1.7 (1.5) 0.6 (0.5)
Times admitted to prison due to mental problems6 1.8 (3.5) 0.9 (2.0) 0.9 (1.9) 1.0 (2.5)
Months of life locked up due to mental problems7 4.0 (14.6) 1.0 (3.6) 1.7 (4.6) 0.1 (0.0)
Months of life chained (hog-tied) due to mental problems8 57.8 (96.7) 15.9 (27.9) 4.1 (5.5) 32.9 (38.3)
  1. Remitted patients comprise patients recruited at hospital discharge and in the community. The table reports means and standard deviations as well as percentages and N.
  2. 2only includes patients with a psychiatric inpatient history: 9 outpatients, 16 remitted patients (11 discharged, 5 remitted).
  3. 3missing data: 17 outpatients, 17 remitted patients (10 discharged, 7 community).
  4. 4missing data: 17 outpatients, 16 remitted patients (9 discharged, 7 community).
  5. 5missing data: 17 outpatients, 16 remitted patients (9 discharged, 7 community).
  6. 6missing data: 17 outpatients, 16 remitted patients (10 discharged, 6 community).
  7. 7missing data: 17 outpatients, 15 remitted patients (9 discharged, 6 community).
  8. 8missing data: 16 outpatients, 17 remitted patients (10 discharged, 7 community).