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Table 2 Characteristics of the participants

From: Barefoot therapists: barriers and facilitators to delivering maternal mental health care through peer volunteers in Pakistan: a qualitative study

Mothers (n = 21)
Age Mean = 28 years (range: 21–45 years)
Marital status Married = 21
Education Mean = 6.6 years (range: 0–14 years)
No. of children Mean = 3 (range: 1–9 children)
Family structure Jointa = 17 Nucleara = 4
PVs (n = 8)
Age Mean = 33 years (range: 26–40 years)
Marital status Married = 6
Divorced = 2
Education Mean = 11 years (range: 10–14 years)
No of children Mean = 2 (range: 1–4 children)
Family structure Joint = 6 Nuclear = 2
PHC staff (n = 5)
Job title Lady health workers = 3, lady health supervisors = 1, medical officer = 1
Years of experience Mean = 10 years (range: 5–18 years)
Significant family members (n = 15)
Relationship with the mother Husbands = 5 Mothers-in-law = 10
Years of schooling Husbands’ mean = 8.4 years (range: 8–10 years)
Mothers-in-law’s mean = 1.3 years (range: 0–8 years)
  1. aJoint family structure consists of multiple generations of a family living in the same house. Nuclear family structure consists of one married couple and their children