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Table 3 Summary clinical and demographic information of service users 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 13 (62)
male 8 (38)
Age (years) mean 47 (range 24–63)
Deprivation indices of work place**  
lower quartile (least deprived) 3 (14)
mid lower quartile 4 (19)
mid upper quartile 6 (29)
upper quartile (most deprived) 8 (38)
Employment status  
unemployed 10
part or full-time employed 7
retired 2
student 2
No. of previous episodes  
Depression (n = 21)  
0–2 5 (24)
3–5 0 (0)
6–10 1 (5)
11–20 4 (19)
>20 5 (23)
unknown 6 (29)
Mania (n = 21)  
0–2 3 (14)
3–5 4 (19)
6–10 2 (11)
11–20 3 (14)
>20 4 (19)
unknown 5 (23)
Years since first episode mean 21 (range 1–46)
Relapsed since ERP intervention*  
Enhanced Relapse prevention  
Yes 6 (43)
No 8 (57)
Treatment as Usual  
Yes 2 (29)
No 5 (71)
  1. *At time of interview
  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.