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Table 3 Effect of the Friendship Bench intervention on CMD symptoms at 6 months, by suicidal ideation at baseline

From: Trained lay health workers reduce common mental disorder symptoms of adults with suicidal ideation in Zimbabwe: a cohort study

  Mean SSQ-14 score (95% CI) Unadjusted mean difference (95% CI), p Adjusteda mean difference (95%CI), p
Intervention arm Control arm
Suicidal ideation at baseline 3.28 (1.67, 4.89) 9.82 (8.02, 11.61) −6.54 (−8.55, −4.53), p < 0.001 −5.38 (−7.85, −2.90), p < 0.001
No suicidal ideation at baseline 3.74 (3.11, 4.38) 8.76 (8.22, 9.30) −5.02 (− 5.86, − 4.18), p < 0.001 − 4.86 (− 5.68, − 4.04), p < 0.001
  1. a Adjusted for age, sex, HIV status, SSQ-14 core at baseline, and education