Data were available for 72 people who completed the programme in 2016, of which 33 (45.8%) were female and 39 male (54.2%). Programme attendees ranged in age from 18 to 71 with an average age of 41.61 years (SD = 15.27). 54.2% or participants were in employment, 15.3% were unemployed, 11.1% were students, and 8.3% were retired, with the remaining percentage selecting “other”. 55.6% of programme attendees were single, 31.9% were married, and 4.2% were separated. 41.7% of participants had achieved a 3rd level degree, 12.5% had a non-degree 3rd level education, and 43.1% had completed their Leaving Certificate. Post data were collected after Level 1 and Level 2 of the anxiety programme.
There were seven primary anxiety diagnoses represented within this group. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder accounted for the largest subgroup (40.3%), followed by Social Phobia/Anxiety (22.2%), Generalised Anxiety Disorder (18.1%), Agoraphobia (with/without panic) and Panic Disorder (12.5%), Specific Phobia and Health Anxiety (7%). The table below shows the percentage of people with each diagnosis over the past 4 years.
The majority of individuals with a diagnosis of OCD (n = 29) attended the OCD specific strand of the anxiety programme Level 1.