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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Systematic review of feasibility and acceptability of psychosocial interventions for schizophrenia in low and middle income countries




Publication type

English language

Non-English articles


Any date

Editorials, review articles, letters, practice guidelines, other guideline documents, conference abstracts, conference reports, news articles


Grey Literature, Baseline studies

Study design

Any study design for primary research that included information relating to the acceptability and/or feasibility of a community-based psychosocial intervention for people with schizophrenia and/or their families and caregivers.


Study population

General adult population.

Interventions for children and adolescents (< 18 years).

Study conducted in LMIC as defined by the World Bank at time of study.

Study conducted in HIC.

Condition of interest

Schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder only.

Other mental disorders (depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder). Epilepsy, other types of disability. Brief psychotic disorders.


Any community-based psychosocial intervention delivered to people with schizophrenia or their caregivers.

Pharmacological interventions

Interventions for hospital in-patients.


Any quantitative or qualitative measure from service users or care givers showing acceptability and/or feasibility of the psychosocial interventions.

Effectiveness data, when not accompanied by data on acceptability and feasibility.