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Table 3 Measures

From: Strengthening mental health and research training in Sub-Saharan Africa (SMART Africa): Uganda study protocol

Instruments Reporter Timing
Aim 1. To examine the short- (8 and 16 weeks) and long-term (6-month) outcomes (primary outcomes) associated with the Multiple Family Group (MFG)
1. Disruptive Behavior Disorder Rating Scale [121] C S
2. Iowa Connors and Impairment Scales [122, 123] C S, T2, T3, T4
3. Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ)-short form [124] C, Ch T1, T2, T3, T4
4. Parent Stress Index-short form [125] C T1, T2, T3, T4
5. Brief Symptom Checklist-short form [126] C T1, T2, T3, T4
6. Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire [127] C T1, T2, T3, T4
7. Family Relations and Cohesion scale (adapted from Parent Child Relationship Inventory, Child Caregiver Communication Scale, Family Assessment Measure, and Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale) [10,11,12,13, 65,66,67,68,69,70,71] C T1, T2, T3, T4
8. Within-family support subscale from Family Assessment Measure [10,11,12,13, 65,66,67,68,69,70,71] Ch T1, T2, T3, T4
9. Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale [128] Ch T1, T2, T3, T4
10. Parenting Practices Survey (PPS) [10,11,12,13, 65,66,67,68,69,70,71] Ch T1, T2, T3, T4
11. Behavior in School [10,11,12,13, 65,66,67,68,69,70,71] C T1, T2, T3, T4
12. Personal Health Questionnaire [10,11,12,13, 65,66,67,68,69,70,71] Ch T1, T2, T3, T4
13. Child Depression Inventory (CDI-short form) [129] Ch T1, T2, T3, T4
14. Tennessee Self-Concept Scale [130] Ch  
Aim 2. To examine the uptake, implementation, fidelity, and sustainment of two MFG implementation approaches.
4. Knowledge, Skill, Attitude Test (KSAT) for MFG facilitators [131] F T1
5. Attendance logs F every MFG session
6. MFG Intervention Fidelity Assessment [131] F, C, R every MFG session for F & C, every other session for R
7. Implementation and Feasibility Assessment [131] F, SH T2, T3, T4 for F; T3 for SH
8. Program Sustainability Assessment [132] F, SH T2, T3, T4 for F; T3 for SH
Aim 3. To elucidate multi-level factors that influences uptake, implementation, sustainment, and youth outcomes.
MACS process measures [131] F T2, T3, T4
Qualitative interviews F, SH T3
  1. Key: Facilitator (F), Caregiver (C), Child (Ch), Research staff (R), and School head (SH)
  2. Screening (S), baseline (T1), 8 weeks (T2; mid intervention), 16 weeks (T3; post intervention), and 6-month follow-up (T4)