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Table 2 Qualitative evaluation

From: Evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a group psychological intervention using cognitive behavioural strategies for women with common mental disorders in conflict-affected rural Pakistan: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Category of respondent Topics to be explored
Intervention facilitators Overall impressions of PM+ Group Experiences of PM+ Group training and supervision Rapport with participants and families of participants Views on the group delivery format Experiences of participants’ intervention adherence and strategies to keep participants motivated View on intervention scalability
LHWs Overall impressions of PM+ Group Strategies to keep participants motivated to attend the groups and experiences of participants intervention adherence View on intervention scalability with LHW as entry point into primary healthcare
Intervention participants – completers Overall impressions of PM+ Group Rapport with group facilitators Intervention adherence Burden of research interviews
Intervention participants – drop outs Reasons for stopping attending PM+ Group If appropriate: Rapport with group facilitator Intervention acceptability Burden of research
Control arm participants Experiences of research, including participants and family views of the research assistants and research procedures Views of the questions researchers asked
Senior staff with policy implementation roles/connected to the research Overall understanding and impressions of PM+ Group Existing scope of work of primary health care system in Pakistan, with a focus on LHW role Views on possible routes for integration and scale-up of PM+ Group into Pakistan primary health care systems
Research assistants Views of assessment training and supervision Experiences of conducting research assessments, including the appropriateness of individual instruments, problems relating to masking, and experiences of participant distress
Family members of participants Overall understanding and impressions of PM+ Group Where appropriate: Views of the impact of PM+ Group upon the participant in the family Views of the research assistants and assessments
  1. LHW Lady Health Worker