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Table 1 Outcome Measures

From: Protocol for a caregiver psychosocial support intervention for populations affected by displacement in Uganda

Measure Tool Description
Mental distress Kessler-6 The Kessler-6 asks participants how frequently they have experienced certain symptoms in the past thirty days and presents a consistent range of responses ranging from “1 - All of the time” to “5 - None of the time” [44]. The scale shows consistency across multiple socio-demographic variables and has been previously documented among refugees in Uganda [45].
Functioning World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule WHODAS assesses functioning through six domains of cognition, mobility, self-care, interpersonal skills, life activities, and community participation. The WHODAS has been used in international settings including Uganda Bachani et al. [46].
Social Support Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) The MOS measures social support across five dimensions, including: 1) emotional, 2) informational, 3) tangible, 4) positive social interactions, and 5) affection. It has been used to assess social support among individuals affected by HIV in Uganda [47,48,49].
Parenting behaviors Parenting Acceptance and Rejection Questionnaire For the purposes of this study, the subscales of warmth/affection, hostility/aggression, indifference/neglect, and undifferentiated rejection will be used. The PARQ has been used in similar settings to assess parenting behaviors [50].
Attitudes towards child protection Child Protection Index Items related to perceptions on the treatment of children, child rearing, and educating children are included in this study. Developed in collaboration with the UNHCR, AVSI, and the CPC Learning Network, the Child Protection Index, assesses child protection outcomes in displacement settings Meyer et al. [51], and has been used previously in Uganda Meyer et al., [6, 52, 53].
Intimate partner violence WHO multi-country Violence Against Women (VAW) study These items estimate the prevalence of physical, sexual, and emotional violence against women. The World Health Organization (WHO) Multi-country study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence included the collection of data from over 24,000 women in 10 countries.