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Table 4 Changes in social functioning and problematic behavior at the follow-up period (N = 162)

From: Community outreach for patients who have difficulties in maintaining contact with mental health services: longitudinal retrospective study of the Japanese outreach model project

  Baseline (T0) 6 months (T1) 12 months (T2) ANOVA*
  Mean SD n Mean SD n Mean SD n F p
Social functioning (GAF) 37.6 13.4 144 42.5 15.7 146 41.9 16.2 109 20.0 <.01*
Problematic behavior (SBS) 25.1 11.4 152 21.6 12.2 152 18.5 12.8 57 17.5 <.01*
 Social withdrawal 8.5 4.9   7.3 4.8   6.2 4.6   10.4 <.01*
 Thought disturbance 7.4 5.0   6.6 4.8   5.8 4.6   9.3 <.01*
 Depressed behaviour 2.6 2.6   2.2 2.3   1.7 2.0   5.9 <.01*
 Anti-social behaviour 6.7 4.2   5.6 4.7   4.6 4.4   13.8 <.01*
  1. SD, standard deviation. GAF, global assessment of functioning. SBS, social behaviour schedule.
  2. *Repeated measure analysis of variance, significance at p < .05.