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Table 1 Background characteristics of participants (N =213)

From: Properties of the Portuguese version of the empowerment scale with mental health organization users

Characteristic n(%) Characteristic n(%)
Psychiatric diagnosis   Education (attended)  
 Schizophrenia 125 (58.7)  9 yrs 111 (52.1)
 Bipolar disorder 33 (15.5)  12 yrs 56 (26.3)
 Depression 23 (10.8)  Higher Ed. 41 (19.3)
 Other 30 (14.1)  Total 212 (99.5)
 Total 211 (99.1) Employment status  
Age, ranges    Employed 8 (3.8)
 <30 yrs 31 (14.6)  Unemployed 66 (31.0)
 30-39 yrs 55 (25.8)  Retired 44 (20.7)
 40-49 yrs 81 (38.0)  Social security 72 (33.8)
 50-59 yrs 38 (17.8)  Vocational Trainee 18 (8.5)
 ≥60 yrs 8 (3.8)  Volunteer 2 (1.4)
 Total 213 (100.0)  Total 213 (100.0)
Participation in programme, ranges   Supported employment  
 <6 months 18 (8.5)  Yes 29 (13.6)
 6 m – 2 yrs 55 (25.8)  No 184 (86.4)
 3 yrs – 5 yrs 57 (26.8)  Total 213 (100.0)
 6 yrs – 10 yrs 46 (21.6) Live with  
 >10 yrs 37 (17.4)  Alone 29 (13.6)
 Total 213 (100.0)  Family 112 (52.6)
    Partner/Spouse 11 (5.2)
    Others (no family) 54 (25.4)
    Total 213 (100.0)
Number psychiatric hospitalizations   Independent living  
 No hospitalization 51 (23.9)  Yes 17 (8.0)
 1-2 70 (32.8)  No 196 (92.0)
 3-5 55 (25.9)  Total 213 (100.0)
 6-9 22 (10.4) Group Home  
 > 10 8 (3.8)  Yes 48 (22.5)
 Total 206 (96.7)  No 165 (77.5)
Marital status    Total 213 (100.0)
 Single 176 (82.6) Distribution by CMHO  
 Married/Relationship 11 (5.2)  CMHO-A 93 (43.7)
 Divorced/Widowed/ 26 (12.2)  CCMO-B 25 (11.7)
 Total 213 (100.0)  CMHO-C 30 (14.1)
    CMHO-D 35 (16.4)
    CMHO-E 30 (14.1)