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Table 3 Types of outcome reported, by year of publication

From: Randomised trials relevant to mental health conducted in low and middle-income countries: a survey

Outcome 1991 1995 2000 Total (%) Number of different scales
  n = 25 n = 45 n = 107 n = 177  
Mental state 12 26 91 129 (73) 26
Physiological assessment 5 24 52 81 (46) 15
Adverse effects 4 19 55 78 (44) 5
Global impression 5 9 28 42 (24) 6
Cognitive functioning 6 11 21 38 (21) 7
Withdrawal and craving - 3 9 12 (7) 3
Psychological tests 1 6 2 9 (5) 8
Social functioning - 3 5 8 (5) 4
Behaviour - 1 7 8 (5) 1
Development and learning   3 3 6 (4) 1
Compliance/attitudes to treatment 1 - 3 4 (2) 2
Quality of life - - 2 2 (1) 1
Economic 1 - - 1 (1) -
Use of health service resources - - - - -
  1. Studies reported more than one type of outcome