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Table 2 Quantitative outcome measures

From: Effectiveness of Group Problem Management Plus (Group-PM+) for adults affected by humanitarian crises in Nepal: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

ConstructInstrumentDescriptionAssessment time periods 
Enrollment(−t1)Baseline (t0)Midline (t1)Endline (t2)
Screening (participants)
 Daily functioningWHODASParticipants rate their ability to engage in daily activitiesX   
 General psychological DistressHeart-mindParticipants note if they have had any “man ko samasya” or heart-mind problems recentlyX   
 Alcohol use disorderAlcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)Participants rate alcohol use and associated behavior, as well as daily ethanol consumptionX   
 SuicidalitySuicidalityParticipants rate if they have recently had suicidal thoughts, ideation, and plansX   
Primary outcome (Participants)
 General psychological distressGeneral Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12)Participants measure their general psychological distress XXX
Secondary outcomes (participants)
 Depression symptomsDepression symptoms (PHQ)Participants rate depression symptoms over past two weeks XXX
 Daily  functioningWHODASParticipants rate their ability to engage in daily activities XXX
 Post-traumatic stress symptomsPTSD Checklist for DSM5 (PCL-5)Participants rate their post-traumatic stress symptoms on a scale XXX
 Perceived social supportMultidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS)Participants assess their own connectedness with close family, friends and other forms of support XXX
 Somatic symptomsSomatic Symptom Scale-8 (SSS-8)Participants rate how much they have been bothered by somatic symptoms XXX
 General psychological distressHeart-mindParticipants note if they have had any “man ko samasya” or heart-mind problems recently  XX
Additional measures of mechanisms and potential moderators
 Ways of copingReducing Tension Checklist (RTC)Participants assess their own behavioral and psychosocial skills related to coping XXX
 Traumatic eventsTraumatic Events Inventory (TEI)Participants rate if they have been exposed to certain traumatic events throughout their lifetime X X