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Table 1 Showing study participants and qualitative methods used to collect data in the 3

From: Pathways and access to mental health care services by persons living with severe mental disorders and epilepsy in Uganda, Liberia and Nepal: a qualitative study







Village Health teams, community and religious leaders, traditional healers, teachers (primary and secondary) and care givers. Each group had at least 8 members

Specialists and policy makers (Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Assistant CAO, CDO and DHO, LRRH director, in charge mental health unit, district mental health focal person, district pharmacist, secretary for health, Non- governmental Organizations (NGO) administrators, health care workers (HCWs)

PWSMDE (2 patients with, schizophrenia, 2 epilepsy and 2 Bipolar disorders)


Community, Banna Town, family members of service users, health facility

Dispenser/Nurse, police officer, Nurse/District Health Officer, Service Head/ Psychosocial Counselor, Pharmacist, Logistics Officer, Nurse Supervisors, Nurses, Health administrator, mental health clinician, NGOs, service users, religious, community, traditional and policy maker/ disability union leaders, family member of service user, community health volunteers



Community leaders, Teachers, mother groups, Auxiliary nurse midwives (ANM) service users, government health facility in charges and Female Community Health Volunteers

Policy makers, Primary Health Care workers, Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), Pharmacists, Political leaders, traditional healers, herbalists, NGO workers, Teachers, VDC Secretary, service users and service users‟ care givers.