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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: “A constant struggle to receive mental health care”: health care professionals’ acquired experience of barriers to mental health care services in Rwanda

FGD Setting Number of participants and sex distribution Age Number of participants with specialized training in mental health Profession
Mean (Min-Max)
(Male:Females)
1 Mental hospital 10 (7:3) 36.6 (29–50) 10 Psychiatrist (1)
Mental health nurses (8)
Clinical psychologist (1)
2 District hospital 7 (1:6) 32.4 (26–38) 2 Mental health nurse (1)
Clinical psychologist (1)
General nursing (5)
3 Mental health center 7 (4:3) 32.0 (27–46) 7 Psychiatrist (1)
Mental health nurse (4)
Clinical psychologist (2)
4 District hospital 7 (4:3) 38.1 (28–59) 1 General nurses (5)
Mental health nurse (1)
General nurse for gender based violence (1)
5 Psychosocial center 6 (3:3) 32.5 (26–40) 6 Mental health nurses (5)
Clinical psychologists(1)
6 District hospital 6 (1:5) 32.0 (27–44) 2 Mental health nurse (1)
General nurses (4)
Clinical psychologist (1)
Total 43 (20:23) 34.2 (26–59) 28  
  1. FGD focus group discussion