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Table 6 Characteristics of HCPs by qualifications (n = 63)

From: A descriptive survey of substance use treatment facilities in Uasin Gishu County Kenya

Staff cadre and qualifications Government Private Total Percentagesa
Psychologists:
 Masters in Clinical psychology 1 1 2 3.2%
 Degree in medical psychology 0 2 2 3.2%
 Degree in counseling psychology 1 2 3 4.8%
 Diploma in counseling psychology 0 3 3 4.8%
 Certificate in counseling psychology 0 1 1 1.6%
Addiction certification training:
 UTC training 12 13 25 39.7%
Nurses:
 General nursing 8 5 13 20.6%
 Psychiatric nursing 0 1 1 1.6%
Doctors:
 Psychiatrists working fulltime 4 1 5 7.9%
 Psychiatrists on-call 0 4 4 6.3%
 Physician (internal medicine) on-call 0b 1 1 1.6%
 General doctor on call 0 3 3 4.8%
Other:
 Social workers 1 6 7 11.1%
 Occupational therapists 2 1 3 4.8%
 Nutritionists (full-time) 1 0 1 1.6%
 Nutritionist on call 0 1 1 1.6%
 Physiotherapists 0b 1 1 1.6%
 Community health workers 0 1 1 1.6%
 Lay providers/peersc 0 5 5 7.9%
  1. aPercentages add up to a figure greater than 100 because some staff had addiction counseling in addition to a health or mental health qualification
  2. bWithin the government facility, these staff cadres were not fully stationed at the substance use treatment unit but were available for consultation if need be. Counting them as substance use staff would have over-inflated the SUD workforce within Uasin Gishu County
  3. cPeer providers are those who offered counseling or other support to the patients but had no training in health, mental health, or addiction counseling