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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants

From: Clinical and economic outcomes of remotely delivered cognitive behaviour therapy versus treatment as usual for repeat unscheduled care users with severe health anxiety: a multicentre randomised controlled trial

  RCBT (n = 78) TAU (n = 78)
Age, median (range) years 31.12 (18.36–79.10) 33.28 (18.69–82.71)
Female, n (%) 56 (72) 52 (67)
Occupational status
 Employed, n (%) 32 (41) 29 (37)
 Student/training, n (%) 27 (35) 24 (31)
 Homemaker, n (%) 0 2 (3)
 Retired, n (%) 7 (9) 10 (13)
 Unemployed, n (%) 12 (15) 13 (17)
Highest qualification
 First degree or higher, n (%) 24 (31) 25 (32)
 A-Level or other higher qualification, n (%) 28 (36) 30 (38)
 O-Level/GCSE or other qualification, n (%) 19 (24) 20 (26)
 No qualifications, n (%) 7 (9) 3 (4)
Marital status
 Married/partner, n (%) 32 (41) 39 (50)
 Single, n (%) 34 (45) 32 (41)
 Divorced/widowed, n (%) 10 (13) 7 (9)
Ethnicity   
 White British, n (%)a 58 (74) 58 (74)
Referral type
 GP, n (%) 63 (81) 62 (79)
 Medical specialties, n (%) 9 (12) 7 (9)
 Emergency department, n (%) 4 (5) 6 (8)
 Walk-in centre, n (%) 2 (3) 3 (4)
Baseline scores
 SHAI, mean (SD) 27.31 (5.38) 26.41 (5.13)
 GAD7, mean (SD) 12.94 (5.49) 12.68 (6.13)
 PHQ9, mean (SD) 13.35 (6.50) 13.12 (6.71)
 PHQ15, mean (SD) 14.16 (5.63) 13.90 (6.45)
 EQ5D-5L Utility Value, mean (SD) 0.61 (0.28) 0.60 (0.29)
VAS, mean (SD) 54.76 (21.72) 56.97 (22.58)
WSAS, mean (SD) 19.33 (11.40) 20.35 (10.54)
SF36 Physical functioning, mean (SD) 67.29 (30.39) 64.18 (32.04)
Role limitations – physical health, mean (SD) 29.81 (39.08) 28.90 (40.77)
Role limitations – emotional problems, mean (SD) 35.47 (42.07) 27.35 (41.17)
Energy/fatigue, mean (SD) 25.73 (20.39) 27.05 (22.48)
Emotional well-being, mean (SD) 40.92 (19.88) 42.54 (24.83)
Social functioning, mean (SD) 45.83 (29.10) 46.31 (30.82)
Pain, mean (SD) 47.47 (24.83) 41.38 (26.96)
General health, mean (SD) 28.27 (19.29) 36.25 (22.89)
Unscheduled care attendances in last 12 months, median (range) 6.5 (2.0–125.0) 5.0 (2.0–34.0)
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