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Table 4 Percentage of participants identifying various interventions as helpful

From: A mental health training program for community health workers in India: impact on knowledge and attitudes

  Pre-course %
(95% C.I.)
Post-course %
(95% C.I.)
3 Month Follow-up %
(95% C.I.)
p-value*
Pharmacological interventions     
Depression     
Vitamins, tonics or herbal medicines 71.2 (58.7-81.7) 45.5 (33.1-58.2) 36.4 (24.9-49.1) < 0.001
Appetite stimulants 69.7 (57.1-80.4) 34.8 (23.5-47.6) 30.3 (19.6-42.9) < 0.001
Sleeping pills 42.4 (30.3-55.2) 19.7 (10.9-31.3) 4.5 (0.9-12.7) < 0.001
Other pharmacological 12.1 (5.4-22.5) 19.7 (10.9-31.3) 28.8 (18.3-41.3) 0.058
Psychosis     
Vitamins 74.2 (62.0-84.2) 48.5 (36.0-61.1) 31.8 (20.9-44.4) < 0.001
Appetite stimulants 65.2 (52.4-76.5) 39.4 (27.6-52.2) 30.3 (19.6-42.9) < 0.001
Sleeping pills 47.0 (34.6-59.7) 21.2 (12.1-33.0) 4.5 (0.9-12.7) < 0.001
Other pharmacological 7.6 (2.5-16.8) 18.2 (9.7-29.6) 34.8 (23.5-47.6) 0.001
Non-pharmacological interventions     
Depression     
Physical activity 92.4 (83.2-97.5) 95.5 (87.3-99.1) 92.4 (83.2-97.5) 0.670
Distraction 98.5 (91.8-100.0) 98.5 (91.8-99.9) 100.0 (94.6-100.0) 0.607
Love and affection 100.0 (94.7-100.0) 100.0 (94.6-100.0) 100.0 (94.6-100.0) 1.000
Listening 95.5 (87.3-99.1) 100.0 (94.6-100.0) 100.0 (94.6-100.0) 0.050
Hospital admission 60.6 (47.8-72.4) 69.7 (57.1-80.4) 43.9 (31.7-56.7) 0.003
Special diet 15.2 (7.5-26.1) 9.1 (3.4-18.7) 6.1 (1.6-14.8) 0.155
Psychosis     
Physical activity 95.5 (87.3-99.1) 97.0 (89.5-99.6) 95.5 (87.3-99.1) 0.867
Distraction 98.5 (91.8-100.0) 98.5 (91.8-100.0) 100.0 (94.6-100.0) 0.607
Love and affection 100.0 (94.6-100.0) 100.0 (94.6-100.0) 100.0 (94.6-100.0) 1.000
Listening 97.0 (89.5-99.6) 100.0 (94.6-100.0) 100.0 (94.6-100.0) 0.135
Hospital admission 61.5 (48.6-73.3) 66.2 (53.4-77.4) 51.5 (38.9-64.0) 0.182
Special diet 19.7 (10.9-31.3) 6.1 (1.7-14.8) 4.5 (0.9-12.7) 0.006
Getting person married** 72.7 (60.4-83.0) 29.7 18.9-42.4) 65.2 (52.4-76.5) < 0.001
  1. * Cochran Q-test ** This response option was only available with the psychosis vignette - the person in the depression vignette was already married.