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RESEARCH

“If we can't measure what we're doing then we really don't know if it's working."

Dixon Chibanda

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27 May 2020

Background: There is a dearth of validated tools measuring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in low and middle-income countries in SSA....

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December 2018

Background: There is a dearth of validated tools measuring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in low and middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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22 July 2016

Post‐traumatic stress disorder is pervasive in low‐ and middle‐income countries. There is evidence to suggest that post‐traumatic stress disorder

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01 July, 2016

We validated three screening tools: the Shona Symptom Questionnaire for common mental disorders (SSQ-14), the Patient Health Questionnaire for depression (PHQ-

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10 June 2019

This study investigated the experience of lay health workers (LHWs) delivering problem-solving therapy (PST) for CMD....

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August 2017

Mental, neurological and substance use disorders (MNS) are a leading cause of disability in Africa. In response to the large treatment gap for MNS, a growing body of evidence-based treatments...

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29 February, 2016

There is a paucity of data on how to deliver complex interventions that seek to reduce the treatment gap for mental disorders, 

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07 March 2015

To assess the effectiveness of structured psychological interventions against common mental disorders (CMD) in people living...

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December 2018

Background: Suicidal ideation may lead to deliberate self-harm which increases the risk of death by suicide. Globally, the main cause of deliberate self-harm is depression. 

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27 December 2016

Depression and anxiety are common mental disorders globally but are rarely recognized or treated in low-income settings. 

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11 May 2016

‘Opening up the mind’: PST delivered by female LHW to improve access to evidence-based care for depression and other common mental disorders through the Friendship Bench Project in Zimbabwe

The objective of this study was to develop an indigenous measure of common mental...

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23 May, 2015

In 2014 close to 10 million people living with HIV (PLWH) in sub-Saharan Africa were on highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). 

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13 November 2007

The objective of this study was to develop an indigenous measure of common mental disorders (CMD) in the Shona language in Zimbabwe.