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Table 2 Profile of Counsellors

From: A process evaluation exploring the lay counsellor experience of delivering a task shared psycho-social intervention for perinatal depression in Khayelitsha, South Africa

Counsellor Age Marital Status Education aExperience before training Fidelity rating
Poor (0–40%)
Moderate (41%– 60%)
Good (61%–80%)
Excellent (81 – 100%)
Participants with Miscarriages, still birth or baby death Participants with no sessions Participants who dropped out Participants who completed Proportion who completed (%)
Counsellor 1 46 Widow Grade 9 2.5 years 70% 3 4 5 23/ 35 65.7
Counsellor 2 28 Married Grade 12 4 years 60% 3 3 7 20/33 69.6
Counsellor 3 32 Single Grade 11 2 years 62% 5 9 9 10/33 30.3
Counsellor 4 33 Single Grade 12 2 years 55% 3 13 10 9/35 25.7
Counsellor 5 44 Single Grade 12 5 years 65% 4 6 7 18/35 52.9
Counsellor 6 40 Widow Grade 12 11 years 65% 4 3 9 18/34 52.9
Total       22 38 47 98  
Mean Age of participants       28.18 27.4 27.1 27.8  
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