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Table 5 Carers’ ratings of functioning improvement

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

  All patients (35) Outpatients (17) Remitted patients (18) p1
General improvement1 64.5% (20) 70.6% (12) 57.1% (8) .477
Social behavior improvement2 66.7% (22) 76.5% (13) 56.3% (9) .218
Insight into illness improved2 54.5% (18) 47.1% (8) 62.5% (10) .373
Less aggression3 80.0% (24) 100% (14) 62.5% (10) .019
Reduced khat chewing4 57.1% (16) 66.7% (8) 50.0% (8) .378
Tolerated khat better5 51.9% (14) 66.7% (8) 40.0% (6) .168
Improved insight into dangers of khat3 26.7% (8) 21.4% (3) 31.3% (5) .689
Improved productive life6 45.5% (15) 47.1% (8) 43.8% (7) .849
Other improvement7 9.4% (3) 18.8% (3) 0 (0) .226
Caretaker states any improved every-day activity6 60.6% (20) 76.5% (13) 43.8% (7) .055
Number of improved every-day activities6 1.48 (1.46) 1.82 (1.42) 1.13 (1.45) .173
Average number of days with improved activities6 3.20 (3.07) 3.62 (2.89) 2.75 (3.28) .423
  1. We report percentages and n (in brackets) or means and standard deviations (in brackets).
  2. 1missing data: 17 outpatients 14 remitted patients.
  3. 2missing data: 17 outpatients 16 remitted patients.
  4. 3missing data: 14 outpatients 16 remitted patients.
  5. 4missing data: 12 outpatients, 16 remitted patients.
  6. 5missing data: 12 outpatients 15 remitted patients.
  7. 6missing data: 17 outpatients, 16 remitted patients.
  8. 7missing data: 16 outpatients 16 remitted patients.