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Table 2 Topics covered during interviews/focus group discussions with participants

From: Stakeholders’ perspectives on integrating the management of depression into routine HIV care in Uganda: qualitative findings from a feasibility study

Participant category Topics covered during interview/focus group discussion
PLWHA At baseline: depression awareness, depression treatment experiences and feasibility of integration
At midline: experiences with those delivering the treatment, challenges during treatment and recommendations for change
At endline: changes in health since the last therapy session, challenges encountered, what worked/did not work well and recommendations for change
Adherent and non-adherent HIV patients (a subset of PLWHA who had not been interviewed) participating in exit interviews Experiences and reasons for adherence/non-adherence
Lay health workers At baseline: perspectives on depression and psychotherapy, the process of delivery of psychotherapy, and feasibility of integration
At midline: experiences and challenges of delivering psychotherapy and recommendations for improving the treatment, ease of applying decision support algorithm
At endline: experiences of managing depression and with patients, challenges of managing depression and perspectives on integration, ease of applying decision support algorithm
Clinicians and supervisors At baseline: depression prevalence, patients’ care-seeking behaviour, experiences with depression patients, perspectives on antidepressants and its delivery, and integration
At midline: experiences and challenges of delivering antidepressants, ease of applying decision support algorithm and recommendations for improvement in treatment delivery
At endline: experiences of depression management, barriers of treatment delivery and recommendations, ease of applying decision support algorithm and perspectives on challenges and opportunities of integration
Mental health specialists Experiences of depression management, barriers of treatment delivery and recommendations, and perspectives on challenges and opportunities of integration