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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the patients

From: Psychoeducation and the family burden in schizophrenia: a randomized controlled trial

Variable

Group

P values

 

Experimental (n = 52)

Control (n = 56)

 

Sex:

   

   Male, n (%)

26 (50%)

32 (57.1%)

0.56

   Female, n (%)

26 (50%)

24 (42.9%)

 

Mean (SD) age, years

25.31 (7.02)

27.00 (7.29)

0.22

Current work status, n (%):

   

   Working

5 (9.6%)

8 (14.3%)

0.45

   Not working

47 (90.4%)

48 (85.7%)

 

Education, n (%):

   

   Up to 5 years

5 (9.6%)

9 (16.1)

 

   5 to 10 years

28 (53.8%)

28 (50%)

 

   More than 10 years

19 (36.5%)

19 (33.9%)

 

Mean (SD) family income in Pakistan Rupees

9,569 (5,032)

8,335 (5,983)

0.25

Marital status, n (%):

   

   Married

11 (21.2%)

12 (21.4%)

0.27

   Unmarried

40 (76.9%)

39 (69.6%)

 

   Divorced

1 (1.9%)

5 (8.9%)

 

Patient living with, n (%):

   

   Spouse

9 (17.3%)

8 (14.3%)

 

   Parents

42 (78.8%)

45 (80.4%)

0.86

   Siblings

2

3 (5.4%)