Table 2

Socio-demographic characteristics according to the Life Chart Schedule (World Health Organization, 1992) during the 60-month follow-up period (n=73)

Item Category Mean (n) s.d. (%)
1.Five patients never lived outside institutions for psychiatric patients.
2.Thirty-nine patients never held a paid job.
3.In the sense of caring for a family member.
4.Four patients never had a paid job and never lived outside institutions for psychiatric patients.
Living arrangements
Months within the community 41.8 20.0
With parents1 No 43 63
Yes 25 37
Work
Paid jobs Never 39 53
Some period 34 47
Months of full-time jobs 5.2 12.8
Months of part-time jobs 4.8 9.6
Performance in jobs held2 Poor 9 26
Good 17 50
Very good 8 24
Type of usual job2 Unskilled 7 21
Semi-skilled 14 41
Skilled 13 38
Level of usual job2 Much lower 6 18
Lower 16 47
About the same 12 35
Months of full-time housekeeping3 2.1 8.9
Global score for work/housekeeping4 Poor 17 25
Fair 36 52
Good 16 23
Months of voluntary work 7.6 11.7
Months of full-time study 6.7 15.1
Months of receiving disability pension 40.2 25.9
Months unemployed 6.8 15.8
Follow-up treatment
Months in mental hospital 7.8 11.6
Number of hospital admissions 1.4 1.7
Duration of longest admission (months) 5.5 9.0
Months in sheltered homes 9.5 16.7
Day treatment Never 41 56
Some period 32 44
Out-patient services Never 17 23
Some period 56 77
Family therapy Never 64 88
Some period 9 12
Help from the family
Daily activities None 23 32
Part of period 27 37
Majority of period 23 32
Accompanying for out-patient services None 41 56
Part of period 24 33
Majority of period 8 11
Checking medication compliance None 48 66
Part of period 19 26
Majority of period 6 8
Management of care None 46 63
Part of period 14 19
Majority of period 13 18