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Table 5 In scope understanding of time construct and questions in the screening tool by phase and language of interview

From: Validation of a brief mental health screening tool for pregnant women in a low socio-economic setting

Phase 1 (based on a 4 week recall period, and asks about ‘have you often’)English
n (%)
Afrikaans
n (%)
Xhosa
n (%)
Total
n (%)
n = 14n = 8n = 7n = 29
1. 4-week time construct7 (50.0)1 (12.5)4 (57.1)12 (41.4)
2. Felt unable to stop worrying, or thinking too much?13 (92.8)6 (75.0)7 (100)26 (89.7)
3. Felt down, depressed or hopeless?12 (78.6)5 (62.5)6 (85.7)23 (79.3)
4. Felt little interest or pleasure in doing things that you used to enjoy before?7 (50.0)4 (50.0)4 (57.1)15 (51.7)
5. Had thoughts and plans to harm yourself or commit suicide?14 (100)7 (87.5)7 (100)28 (96.6)
Phase 2 (based on a 2 week recall period, and asks about ‘have you on some or most days’)n = 14n = 10n = 10n = 34
1. 2-week time construct11 (78.6)7 (70.0)10 (100)28 (82.3)
2. Felt unable to stop worrying, or thinking too much?14 (100)8 (80.0)8 (80.0)30 (88.2)
3. Felt down, depressed or hopeless?14 (100)9 (90.0)9 (90.0)32 (94.1)
4. Been concerned/troubled about having little interest or pleasure in doing things?6 (42.9)5 (50.0)4 (40.0)14 (44.2)
5. Had thoughts and plans to harm yourself or commit suicide?13 (92.9)9 (90.0)10 (100)32 (94.1)