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Table 3 Program evaluation by patients, caregivers and course leaders(mean scores bases on differential scale ranging from 1 to 5. with 1 (‘very bad’) and 5 (‘very good’)

From: A multi-center naturalistic study of a newly designed 12-sessions group psychoeducation program for patients with bipolar disorder and their caregivers

  BD patients Caregivers Course leaders
n Mean (SD) n Mean (SD) n Mean (SD)
Overall rating 73 4.11 (0.49) 57 4.14 (0.52) 34 4.00 (0.07)
Specific topics:
 Mania and mixed episodes 86 3.84 (0.73) 62 3.98 (0.59) 32 3.97 (0.31)
 Depression 87 3.71 (0.82) 64 3.92 (0.63) 32 4.00 (0.36)
 Cognitive complaints 85 3.58 (0.70) 64 3.64 (0.74)
 Causes, course 86 3.65 (0.87) 62 3.77 (0.71) 32 3.81 (0.64)
 Heredity, desire to have children 84 3.32 (0.92) 58 3.52 (0.78) 32 3.88 (0.49)
 Medication and considerations 86 3.84 (0.84) 64 3.86 (0.83) 34 3.91 (0.57)
 Self management, lifestyle 85 3.81 (0.75) 64 3.94 (0.77) 32 3.84 (0.68)
 Lifechart, relapse prevention plan 85 3.67 (0.81) 62 3.81 (0.94) 31 3.84 (0.58)
 Stress management, communication 84 3.64 (0.72) 60 3.70 (0.77) 30 3.77 (0.57)
 Psychosocial aspects 84 3.61 (0.73) 60 3.82 (0.73) 30 3.97(0.49)
 Evaluation and closing session 77 3.58 (0,85) 55 3.69 (0.77) 28 4.07 (0.38)
Contributing aspects:
 Group discussion 80 3.96 (0.67) 63 4.03 (0.67) 30 3.67 (0.88)
 Patient and caregiver advocacy organization 71 3.01 (1.1) 51 3.00 (1.1)   
 Homework 82 2.95 (0.80) 57 2.75 (0.85)   
 Lifechart 71 3.25 (0.98) 29 2.72 (1.3)