Published on in Vol 6, No 12 (2017): December

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/8925, first published .
The Effect of Group Support Psychotherapy Delivered by Trained Lay Health Workers for Depression Treatment Among People with HIV in Uganda: Protocol of a Pragmatic, Cluster Randomized Trial

The Effect of Group Support Psychotherapy Delivered by Trained Lay Health Workers for Depression Treatment Among People with HIV in Uganda: Protocol of a Pragmatic, Cluster Randomized Trial

The Effect of Group Support Psychotherapy Delivered by Trained Lay Health Workers for Depression Treatment Among People with HIV in Uganda: Protocol of a Pragmatic, Cluster Randomized Trial

Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu 1*, MMED(Psych), PhD;  Seggane Musisi 1*, FRCP(C);  Kizito Wamala 2*, MSc;  James Okello 3*, MMED(Psych), PhD;  Sheila Ndyanabangi 4*, MBChB, MPH;  Ramin Mojtabai 5*, MD, PhD;  Jean Nachega 6, 7, 8, 9*, MD, PhD;  Ofir Harari 10*, PhD;  Edward Mills 11*, PhD

1 Department of Psychiatry, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala , UG

2 Department of Psychology, Center for Victims of Torture , Gulu , UG

3 Department of Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine, Gulu University, Gulu , UG

4 Mental Health Program, Ministry of Health of Uganda , Kampala , UG

5 Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg's School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, US

6 Stellenbosch Center for Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town , ZA

7 Department of Epidemiology, Pittsburg Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburgh, PA, US

8 Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg's School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, US

9 Department of International Health, Bloomberg's School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, US

10 MTEK Sciences Inc , Vancouver, BC, CA

11 Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics , McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, CA

*all authors contributed equally

Corresponding Author:

  • Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu, MMED(Psych), PhD
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Makerere University
  • Old Mulago Hospital Complex
  • Mulago Hill Road
  • Kampala
  • UG
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  • Email: ethelmpungu@yahoo.com