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Table 2 Background characteristics of the participants who were randomized (n = 17)

From: Cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness for relatives of missing persons: a pilot study

Participant ID Time since disappearance in yearsa Presumed reason of disappearance Received previous professional support due to the disappearance? Diagnosed with a mental disorder prior to the disappearance? Previous experience with practicing mindfulness Condition (0 = immediate intervention, 1 = waiting list)
Participants who completed the treatment (n = 9)
 ID2 31–40 No specific presumption Yes No No 0
 ID3 10–20 Left volutarily Yes No No 1
 ID4 1–5 Accident Yes No No 0
 ID9 1–5 Criminal act No No No 1
 ID11 41–50 No specific presumption Yes No No 0
 ID13 41–50 Accident Yes No Yes, > 1 each week 0
 ID15 1–5 Left volutarily Yes No No 1
 ID16 1–5 Left volutarily Yes No No 0
 ID17 1–5 No specific presumption Yes No No 1
Participants who dropped out of treatment (n = 8)
 ID1 21–30 Criminal act No No No 1
 ID5 < 1 No specific presumption No No No 0
 ID6 < 1 No specific presumption No No No 1
 ID7 < 1 Criminal act Yes No No 1
 ID8 6–10 No specific presumption No No Missing 1
 ID10 11–20 Criminal act No No Yes, < 1 each month 1
 ID12 < 1 Left volutarily No No Yes, < 1 each month 0
 ID14 < 1 Accident No No No 0
  1. aNumber of years were reported in categories to safeguard participants’ privacy