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Table 2 Descriptives of the valid sample (n = 228)

From: Validation of the 24-item recovery assessment scale-revised (RAS-R) in the Norwegian language and context: a multi-centre study

Variable   Mean (SD) Range
Age (years)   41 (14.2) 18–77
Visual Analogue Scale In your experience, where in your process of recovery are you now, compared to where you were when things were at the worst (=1), and how you wish that your situation should ideally be (=10) 6.1 (2.04) 1–10
  Number Percent
Gender Man 99 43
Woman 128 56
Highest completed level of education Nine years compulsory school 63 28
High school 125 55
University/college 36 16
Civil status Married 45 20
Co-habiting 29 13
Single 116 51
Divorced/separated 23 10
Widow (−er) 3 1.3
Other 5 2.2
Work statusa Employed 43 19
Self-employed 4 1.8
Supported employment 3 1.3
Domestic work 2 0.9
Disability pension 98 43
Student 11 5
Out of work 7 3
Retired 4 1.8
Sick leave 44 19
Other 6 2.6
Mental health service use Out-patient, specialist services 167 63
In-patient, specialist services 24 11
Community mental health services 31 14
ICD-10 primary diagnosis F00-F09 Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders 1 0.4
F10-F19 Mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use 12 5
F20-F29 Schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders 37 16
F30-F39 Mood disorders 56 25
F40-F48 Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders 67 29
F50-F59 Behavioural syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors 8 4
F60-F69 Disorders of adult personality and behaviour 18 8
F70-F79 Mental retardation 0 0
F80-F89 Disorders of psychological development 2 0.9
F90-F98 Behavioural and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence 11 5
Other 11 5
  1. M means, SD standard deviation, ICD-10 World Health Organization International Classification of Diseases version 10
  2. Due to missing information frequencies and percentages do not always add up to 100
  3. aSome reported more than one employment status