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Table 3 Types of MSD(V) issues reported by service users and family members

From: Service user and family member perspectives on services for mental health, substance use/addiction, and violence: a qualitative study of their goals, experiences and recommendations

Type of issues Service users
(N = 73)
Family members
(N = 41)
All
(N = 114)
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Mental health 62 (84.9 %) 34 (82.9 %) 92 (84.2 %)
 Depression/suicidal 44 (60.3 %) 21 (51.2 %) 65 (57.0 %)
 Anxiety/panic disorders 29 (39.7 %) 8 (19.5 %) 37 (32.5 %)
 Bipolar/manic 24 (32.9 %) 13 (31.7 %) 37 (32.5 %)
 Schizophrenia 2 (2.8 %) 6 (14.6 %) 8 (7.0 %)
 Other mental health issues (e.g., ADD, ADHD, sleeping disorder, eating disorder, gambling, stress) 18 (24.7 %) 14 (34.1 %) 32 (28.1 %)
Substance use/addiction 50 (68.5 %) 30 (73.2 %) 80 (70.2 %)
 Alcohol 30 (41.1 %) 16 (39.0 %) 46 (40.4 %)
 Drugs 45 (61.6 %) 23 (56.1 %) 68 (59.6 %)
Anger, abuse, violence or physical aggression 48 (65.8 %) 27 (65.9 %) 75 (65.8 %)
 Anger 9 (12.3 %) 2 (4.9 %) 11 (9.6 %)
 Adult abuse/violence 8 (11.0 %) 3 (7.3 %) 11 (9.6 %)
 Trauma 4 (5.5 %) 2 (4.9 %) 6 (5.3 %)
 Childhood physical abuse/violence 2 (2.7 %) 1 (2.4 %) 3 (2.6 %)
 Childhood sexual abuse/violence 2 (2.7 %) 1 (2.4 %) 3 (2.6 %)
 Physical aggression in past 5 years: 44 (60.3 %) 22 (53.7 %) 66 (57.9 %)
  As victim only (toward service user) 20 (27.4 %) 3 (7.3 %) 23 (20.2 %)
  As perpetrator only (by service user) 3 (4.1 %) 6 (14.6 %) 9 (7.9 %)
  As victim and perpetrator 21 (28.8 %) 13 (31.7 %) 34 (29.8 %)
  1. Percentages do not add to 100 % because some participants described multiple issues