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Table 3 Participant characteristics

From: Mindfulness based interventions in multiple sclerosis - a systematic review

  Mills and Allen [41] Grossman et al. [40] Tavee et al. [42]
Ethnicity NR NR NR
Number of participants (% female) 16 (80%) 150 (80%) 17 (78%)
Mean age (SD) 49.8 (6.8) 47.3 (10.3) 48.7 (11.2)
Socio-economic status NR NR NR
Employment status 4 employed (25%) NR NR
Mean years of education (SD) NR 14.1 (1.9) NR
Disease phenotype SP 16 (100%) RR 123 (82%) SP 27 (18%) NR
Stage in disease progression NR Mean EDSS 3.0 (1.1) Mean EDSS 3.0 (2.5)
Comorbidities NR NR NR
Number of patients on disease modifying medication NR 91 (60.1%) NR
Number of patients on psychotropic medication NR 30 (20%) NR
  1. 1. SP - Secondary Progressive; 2. RR - Relapsing Remitting; 3. EDSS - Expanded disability status scale; 4. NR - Not recorded.