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Table 2 Characteristics of individuals scoring above the cut off score (> = 8) at baseline on the Shona Symptom Questionnaire (n = 395)

From: Problem-solving therapy for depression and common mental disorders in Zimbabwe: piloting a task-shifting primary mental health care intervention in a population with a high prevalence of people living with HIV

  Declined
N = 7
Participated
N = 320
Loss to f/up
N = 35
Excluded
N = 33
Mean Shona Symptom Questionnaire score (sd) 10.8 (2.5) 11.3 (1.4) 10.2(1.4) 11.8 (1.2)
Mean age (sd) 26 (6.5) 27(7.0) 27(5.6) 29(6.0)
Female (%) 3(42%) 223 (70%) 40(40%) 23(69%)
Referred by     
Clinic staff 3(43%) 113(35%) 11(31%) 15(45%)
Lay Workers 1 (14%) 75(24%) 9(26%) 10(30%)
Friend/relative 1(14%) 41(13%) 4(11%) 3(9%)
Self referral 2(28%) 40(12%) 2(6%) 4(12%)
Other referrals 0 (0%) 51(16%) 9(26%) 1(3%)
Education ≤ 7 years 1(14%) 38(12%) 8(23%) 5(15%)
Marital Status     
Married 3(43%) 182(57%) 14(41%) 16(48%)
Widowed 2(28%) 90(28%) 84(24%) 6(18%)
Divorced/single 2(28%) 48(15%) 9(25%) 11 (34%)
Primary reason for visit     
Somatic complaint 1(14%) 58(18%) 3(8%) 7(21%)
HIV-related 3(43%) 166(52%) 9(26%) 10(30%)
Domestic violence 1(14%) 54(17%) 11(33%) 7(21%)
Other 2(29%) 42(13%) 12(34%) 9(28%)