Table 1

Demographic description of the participants at randomisation

Behavioural activation (N=40)Mindfulness (N=41)Total (N=81)
Age
 Mean (SD)36.6 (10.5)35.6 (11.3)36.1 (10.8)
 Minimum–maximum20–5921–6120–61
Gender
 Female28 (70%)29 (70.7%)57 (70%)
 Male12 (30%)12 (29.3%)24 (30%)
Marital status
 Single15 (37.5%)15 (36.6%)30 (37%)
 Married19 (47.5%)24 (58.6%)43 (53.2%)
 Divorced/widow/widower5 (12.5%)1 (2.4%)6 (7.4%)
 Other1 (2.5%)1 (2.4%)2 (2.4%)
Highest educational level
 9-year compulsory school1 (2.5%)2 (4.9%)3 (3.8%)
 Secondary school11 (27.5%)14 (34.1%)25 (30.9%)
 College/university27 (67.5%)24 (58.5%)51 (63%)
 Other1 (2.5%)1 (2.4%)2 (2.5%)
Employment status
 Employed/student35 (87.5%)30 (73.2%)65 (80.2%)
 Unemployed3 (7.5%)3 (7.3%)6 (7.4%)
 Retired0 (0%)1 (2.4%)1 (1.2%)
 Other2 (6.3%)7 (17.1%)9 (11.1%)
Type of smartphone
 Iphone24 (60%)23 (56.1%)47 (58%)
 Android16 (40%)18 (43.9%)34 (42%)
Medication
 Yes, earlier10 (25%)13 (31.7%)23 (28.4%)
 Yes, present12 (30%)14 (34. 1%)26 (32.1%)
 None18 (45%)14 (34.1%)32 (39.5%)
Psychological treatment
 Yes, earlier19 (47.5%)23 (56.1%)42 (51.9%)
 None21 (52.5%)18 (43.9%)39 (48.1%)
Experience of self-help literature
 Yes12 (30%)13 (31.7%)25 (30.9%)
 None28 (70%)28 (68.3%)56 (69.1%)
Diagnosis
 Depression34 (85%)32 (78%)66 (82.5%)
 With dysthymia22 (55%)18 (44%)40 (49%)
 Earlier episodes31 (77.5%)34 (83%)65 (80%)
 Panic disorder1 (2.5%)3 (7.5%)4 (5%)
 Social phobia6 (15%)7 (17%)13 (16%)
 Generalised anxiety disorder19 (47.5%)10 (24.5%)29 (36%)