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Table 2 Contact (%) and satisfaction with services reported by patients (N = 38)a

From: Satisfaction with primary care and mental health care among individuals with severe mental illness in a rural area: a seven-year follow-up study of a clinical cohort

  Proportion of patients reporting contact with service component Satisfactionb with service component
% Mean (SD)
Primary care
 GP 69 4.44 (0.58)
 Sheltered/supported work 41 4.15 (0.90)
 Social assistant 30 3.90 (1.29)
 Day center in municipality 27 3.89 (1.17)
 Primary care nurse 61 3.65 (0.93)
 Social services 46 3.43 (1.22)
 Psychopharmacological treatment 97 3.41 (1.08)
Specialized mental health care
 Outreach from CMHC 24 4.25 (0.71)
 Inpatient stay at CMHC 89 4.03 (0.95)
 Case management 44 4.00 (0.93)
 Psychiatrist 50 4.00 (0.94)
 Day-patient at CMHC 26 3.78 (0.67)
 Individual therapy 50 3.59 (1.12)
 Family sessions 32 3.27 (1.01)
 Inpatient stay at central hospital 60 3.10 (1.22)
 Group therapy 29 2.60 (1.17)
Family and friends
 Support from family 80 4.07 (0.86)
 Support from friends 52 3.89 (0.76)
Other aspects of services
 Satisfaction with coordination 3.67 (0.80)
 Satisfaction with MHC family contact 3.58 (1.20)
 Satisfaction with information 3.49 (1.22)
 Satisfaction with own influence 3.37 (1.11)
  1. aTwo patients were unable to answer due to extreme withdrawal or severe cognitive dysfunction
  2. bScale for satisfaction ranged from 1 = very dissatisfied through 3 = mixed to 5 = very satisfied