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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Staff ratings of occupational engagement among people with severe mental illness – psychometric properties of a screening tool in the day center context

Characteristics Sample 1N = 93 Sample 2a N = 41
Age, mean (SD) 46 (10) 50 (10)
Gender: males; % 59 58
Civil status; married; % 19 17
Housing situation; %
 Independent living 64 73
 Supported housing or housing support 36 21
Educational level; %
 Completed compulsory school or lower 47 33
 Completed 6th form college or higher 53 67
Self-reported diagnoses %
 Schizophrenia and other psychosis 45 29
 Mood disorders 21 29
 Anxiety, phobia and stress disorders 20 18
 Other diagnoses (mainly a personality or neuropsychiatric disorder) 15 24
Hours per week at the day center; mean (min-max) 13 (2–40) 17 (2–35)
  1. The total number of participants varies somewhat between the variables due to missing data
  2. aSample 2 was used for test-retest stability only, whereas Sample 1 was used for all other analyses