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Table 2 Summary clinical and demographic information of care coordinators interviewed (n = 21)

From: Enhanced relapse prevention for bipolar disorder: a qualitative investigation of value perceived for service users and care coordinators

Characteristic n (%)
Group  
enhanced relapse prevention 14 (67)
treatment as usual 7 (33)
Sex  
female 14 (67)
male 7 (33)
Age(years) mean 45 (range 29–57)
Professional background  
community psychiatric nurse 18 (86)
occupational therapist 2 (10)
social worker 1 (4)
Years worked in community mental health team mean 7.2 (range 1–30)
Deprivation indices of work place**  
lower quartile (least deprived) 3 (21.5)
Mid lower quartile 3 (21.5)
Mid upper quartile 1 (7)
upper quartile (most deprived) 7 (50)
Caseload balance  
number SUs with BD diagnosis mean 6 (range 1–9)
% of caseload with BD diagnosis mean 20% (range 3–40%)
number of SU receiving intervention* mean 2 (range 0–3)
  1. *At time of interview. ERP group only
  2. ** Townsend deprivation scores are the best indicator of material deprivation and disadvantage currently available in England. Postcodes were converted into Townsend deprivation indices (Townsend 1998) and categorised into bands in accordance with deprivation indices for England.