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Table 5 Absconding events based on primary motivation (N= 188)

From: The impact of structured decision making on absconding by forensic psychiatric patients: results from an A-B design study

  A Sept 1 2010 – Feb 29 2012 ( n  = 89) Interim Mar 1 2012 – Aug 31 2012 ( n  = 40) B Sept 1 2012 – Feb 28 2014 ( n  = 59) χ 2
  N % N % N %  
Goal-directed 14 15.7 10 25.0 14 23.7 2.13
Frustration/Boredom 47 52.8 21 52.5 36 61.0 1.13
Symptomatic/Disorganized 25 28.1 7 17.5 8 13.6 4.91
Accidental/No intent 3 3.4 2 5.0 1 1.7 --
  1. p < .10.
  2. --χ2 not calculated due to > 20% of cells having sample sizes < 5.