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Table 2 Sample description

From: Effectiveness of psychotherapeutic consultation in the workplace: a controlled observational trial

Characteristic   total sample PSIW PSOC P value
n = 367 n = 174 n = 193
age (years) mean (SD) 42.94 (11.47) 45.20 (10.12) 40.05 (12.07) *** b
symptom duration (months) mean (SD) 44.94 (69.68) 38.02 (65.41) 51.06 (72.87) n.s. b
male gender n (%) 188 (51.2) 122 (70.1) 66 (34.2) *** a
in a stable relationship n (%) 239 (68.5) 126 (75.9) 113 (61.7) * a
school-leaving qualification n (%) 364 (100) 171 (100) 193 (100)  
still at school   4 (1.1) 1 (0.6) 3 (1.6) n.s. a
low (9 years)   106 (29.1) 57 (33.3) 49 (25.4)
medium (10 years)   133 (36.6) 55 (32.2) 78 (40.4)
high (<10 years)   121 (33.2) 58 (33.9) 63 (32.6)
first-time user (no previous in- or out-patient treatment) n (%) 185 (54.1) 102 (65.4) 83 (44.6) ***a
mental health care system user in the previous 12 months n (%) 184 (50.1) 65 (37.4) 119 (61.7) ***a
  1. SD standard deviation, n number, n.s. not significant, a chi-square test, b t-test
  2. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001