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Table 1 Participant demographics

From: Randomised controlled trial of school-based humanistic counselling for emotional distress in young people: Feasibility study and preliminary indications of efficacy

Client characteristics Total
N= 27 (100%)
Counselling
N= 13 (48%)
Waiting list
N= (52%)
Age (years), mean ± SD 14.20 ± 0.51 14.15 ± 0.56 14.29 ± 0.47
Gender, n (%)    
Female 21 (77.8%) 10 (76.9%) 11 (78.6%)
Male 6 (22.2%) 3 (23.1%) 3 (21.4%)
Meeting MDE cutpoint bc 10 (40%) 5 (41.7%) 5 (38.5%)
Duration of problems de    
Less than a month 1 (4.5%) 1 (10%) 0 (0%)
1 - 5 months 4 (18.2%) 1 (10%) 3 (25%)
6 - 12 months 4 (18.2%) 3 (30%) 1 (8.3%)
Over a year 13 (59.1%) 5 (50%) 8 (66.7%)
  1. aAs indicated by SDQ emotion symptoms score at assessment
  2. bAs indicated by a score ≥ 29 on MFQ at assessment
  3. cMFQ data were not completed by two participants
  4. dAs indicated on the SDQ impact supplement at baseline assessment
  5. eSDQ impact supplement data was not completed by four participants