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Table 2 Patterns of help-seeking behavior of suspected psychotic individuals (“cases”) described by participants (n=32)

From: Psychosis and help-seeking behavior in rural KwaZulu Natal: unearthing local insights

Individual (“Case”) ID number 1st step 2nd step 3rd step 4th step 5th step
3 CCG Medical (General hospital) Social worker   
25 CCG Medical (Clinic)    
1 CCG Medical (Mobile clinic)    
18 Church     
21 Medical (Clinic) Medical (Psychiatric hospital)    
15 Medical (Clinic) Tent church Home cultural ritual Medical (Psychiatric hospital)  
13 Medical (Clinic) Medical (Hospital—unspecified) Medical (Clinic)   
20, 26 Medical (Clinic)     
30 Trad healer (Faith healer) Medical (Hospital—unspecified) Trad healer (Faith healer)   
29 Trad healer (Faith healer)     
4 Medical (General hospital) CCG Medical (Clinic)   
12 Home Traditional healer    
2 Home prayer Trad healer (Sangomaa)    
11, 27, 31 Trad healer (Inyangab)     
28 Local traditional leader Unspecified location for pension grant    
14 Police Medical (Clinic)    
24 Police Medical (Psychiatric Hospital) Medical (General hospital)   
32 Medical (Psychiatric hospital) Medical (Other psychiatric hospital) Medical (General hospital) Trad healer (Sangomaa) Trad healer (Inyangab)
19 Religious leader     
6 Religious leader’s wife     
7 Trad healer (Sangomaa) Home cultural ritual Sangomaa   
10 Trad healer (Sangomaa and Inyangab) Medical (General hospital)    
16, 22, 23 Trad healer (Sangomaa)     
8 School Remedial specialist teacher Home cultural ritual   
17 Traditional healer Home cultural ritual    
5 Traditional healer     
9 Witchdoctor Medical (General hospital)    
  1. CCG community care giver
  2. aSangoma—traditional healer who is a diviner
  3. bInyanga—traditional healer who is an herbalist