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Table 5 Mental health practitioner management of mental illness

From: Mixed-methods evaluation of mental healthcare integration into tuberculosis and maternal-child healthcare services of four South African districts

Questionnaire response N (%)
Method of assessment for mental illness (n = 14)
 Structured/existing tool 5 (35.7)
 Questions asked, no structured tool used 3 (21.4)
 Clinical observation 5 (35.7)
 Other 3 (21.4)
 Don’t know 0
 No response 1 (7.1)
Next steps after positive screen (n = 13)
 Treat 1 (7.7)
 Refer 8 (61.5)
 Other 1 (7.7)
 No response 3 (23.1)
Next steps after positive diagnosis (n = 7)
 Treat 3 (42.9)
 Refer 3 (42.9)
 Other 1 (14.3)
 No response 0
Type of treatment offered (n = 14)
 Psychiatric medications 7 (50.0)
 Individual therapy 4 (28.6)
 Group therapy 1 (7.1)
 Other 2 (14.3)