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Table 1 Interview questions

From: Pediatricians’ and health visitors’ views towards detection and management of maternal depression in the context of a weak primary health care system: a qualitative study

  Mother’s mental health in general
1 What do you think child mental health is? What do you think maternal mental health is?
2 How would you describe a mother of good mental health?
3 What kind of difficulties, if any, do you think mothers of young children (0–5) may be facing?
4 What kind of difficulties, if any, might a mother with depression be facing in an effort to seek help?
  Signs and causes of depression
5 How would you describe a mother experiencing depression?
6 What do you think about the main causes of depression in mothers of young children?
7 What worries you most about maternal depression?
8 What do you think are early signs of maternal depression?
9 How would you identify a mother with severe depression?
  Dealing with maternal depression
10 What do you think the reaction of the mother would be if you talked to her about depression?
11 If you suspect that a mother suffers from depression, what do you do?
12 What do you think about discussing depression with the mother of a patient?
  Barriers and facilitators to detection and management of depression
13 What barriers, if any, do you face in detecting mothers with depression or providing a referral for such mothers?
14 What would facilitate the detection and management of maternal depression in your setting?
15 What would increase your chances of implementing detection and management practices in the future?
16 Is there anything else you would like to mention?