Table 2

Sample characteristics (n = 128)

Integrated psychological intervention (n = 63)Supportive counselling (n = 65)
Age, years: mean (s.d.)25.2 (5.4)26.8 (6.2)
Male, n (%)39 (61.9)42 (64.6)
Met basic symptoma criteria, n (%)59 (93.7)64 (98.5)
Met decreased functioning and risk factora criteria, n (%)14 (22.2)21(32.3)
Marital status, n (%)
    Married/cohabiting28 (44.4)24 (36.9)
    Living alone/divorced35 (55.6)41 (63.1)
Employment status, n (%)
    Full/part time11 (17.5)16 (24.6)
    Student/training34 (54.0)27 (41.5)
    Unemployed/other18 (28.6)22 (33.8)
Housing status,bn (%)
    Independent40 (69.0)18 (31.0)
    Primary family49 (76.6)15 (23.4)
Baseline severity of symptomsc
Prodromal symptoms (basic symptom total score), mean (s.d.)4.1 (3.1)5.1 (3.4)
PANSS subscale score, mean (s.d.)
    Positive9.4 (2.9)9.2 (2.1)
    Negative11.2 (4.1)11.1 (4.1)
    General28.2 (6.4)28.8 (6.4)
MADRS score, mean (s.d.)19.3 (7.8)18.9 (7.7)
Global Assessment of Functioning58.7 (11.0)60.0 (10.1)

PANSS, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale; MADRS, Montgomery–Åsberg Depression Rating Scale.

  • a For definitions see Appendix 1.

  • b Six people had other living arrangements.

  • c Symptom data are missing for 0–16 participants.