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Table 3 Quality of life after discharge (N = 46)

From: Looking into the crystal ball: quality of life, delinquency, and problems experienced by young male adults after discharge from a secure residential care setting in the Netherlands

 Total group (N = 46)Class 1 (n = 20)Class 2 (n = 9)Class 3 (n = 12)Class 4 (n = 5)Χ2p-value
High scoresa on
 Personal safety41 (89%)19 (95%)8 (89%)11 (92%)3 (60%)↓Χ2 = 4.331.157
 Number and quality of friendships38 (83%)16 (80%)7 (78%)11 (92%)4 (80%)Χ2 = 1.281.806
 Leisure activities37 (80%)16 (80%)6 (67%)11 (92%)4 (80%)Χ2 = 2.194.568
 Physical health37 (80%)17 (85%)7 (78%)10 (83%)3 (60%)Χ2 = 1.986.640
 Mental health36 (78%)15 (75%)7 (78%)11 (92%)3 (60%)Χ2 = 2.558.443
 Persons the person lives with (or living alone)34 (74%)16 (80%)6 (67%)8 (67%)4 (80%)Χ2 = 1.274.829
 Accommodation32 (70%)16 (80%)4 (44%)9 (75%)3 (60%)Χ2 = 4.056.257
 Sex life32 (70%)14 (70%)5 (56%)8 (67%)5 (100%)Χ2 = 2.880.424
 Relationship with family (n = 45)27 (60%)10 (53%)7 (78%)9 (75%)1 (20%)Χ2 = 5.640.120
 Life as a whole25 (54%)9 (45%)5 (56%)9 (75%)2 (40%)Χ2 = 3.219.346
 Job (or sheltered employment, or training/education, or unemployment/retirement)25 (54%)13 (65%)3 (33%)7 (58%)2 (40%)Χ2 = 3.015.396
 Financial situation20 (44%)10 (50%)5 (56%)3 (25%)2 (40%)Χ2 = 2.630.460
 Total mean score MANSA40 (87%)18 (90%)7 (78%)11 (92%)4 (80%)Χ2 = 1.813.645
 M (SD)M (SD)M (SD)M (SD)M (SD)Χ2p-value
Total mean score MANSA5.0 (.8)5.0 (.9)4.8 (.8)5.3 (.7)4.9 (.8)Χ2 = 2.308.511
  1. ↑Adjusted residual > 1.96: higher value than expected; ↓Adjusted residual < − 1.96: lower value than expected
  2. aHigh scores were operationalised by a score greater than 4 on the MANSA 7-point rating scale