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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Shared decision making in pharmacotherapy decisions, perceived by patients with bipolar disorder

Characteristics Sample, N = 81
N % SD
Gender
 Female 52 64.2  
 Male 29 35.9  
 Age (mean in years) 52.0   13.6
Ethnic origin
 Dutch 78 96.3  
 American 1 1.2  
 Asian 1 1.2  
 African 1 1.2  
Diagnosis
 Bipolar I 50 61.7  
 Bipolar II 23 28.4  
 Bipolar NOS 8 9.9  
Clinician
 Psychiatrist 61 75.3  
 Trainee 5 6.2  
 Nurse practitioner 15 18.5  
Time of consultation (mean in minutes) 40.1   15.2
Total duration of treatment (years)
  < 1 34 42.0  
 1–5 33 40.7  
 5–10 12 14.8  
  > 10 2 2.5  
Number of clinical admissions
 0 13 18.8  
 1–3 49 71.1  
 4–5 5 6.2  
  > 5 2 2.4