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Table 3 Prevalence of each SRQ-20 items in depression diagnostic categories of PHC versus standardised reference diagnosis

From: Performance of primary health care workers in detection of mental disorders comorbid with epilepsy in rural Ethiopia

Total SRQ-20 score Comorbid mental disorders in PWE diagnosed by PHC n (%) Comorbid mental disorders in PWE diagnosed by psychiatric nurses’ n (%)
No comorbidity (n = 222) Depression (n = 8) Fisher’s exact test (p value) No comorbidity (n = 204) Depression (n = 20) Chi square test (p value)
Poor sleep 80 (36) 4 (50) 0.47 70 (34.3) 11 (61.1) 3.38 (0.07)
Easily frightened 122 (55) 5 (62.5) 0.73 111 (54.4) 13 (72.2) 0.83 (0.36)
Hands shake 93 (41.9) 1 (12.5) 0.15 79 (38.7) 10 (55.6) 0.97 (0.33)
Worried 119 (53.6) 4 (50) 1.00 108 (52.9) 12 (66.7) 0.36 (0.55)
Poor digestion 55 (24.8) 2 (25) 1.00 44 (21.6) 10 (55.6) 8.05 (0.01)
Trouble thinking clearly 81 (36.5) 3 (37.5) 1.00 70 (34.3) 13 (72.2) 7.35 (0.01)
Feeling unhappy 78 (35.1) 4 (50) 0.46 65 (31.9) 13 (72.2) 8.81 (< 0.01)
Crying more than usual 56 (25.2) 2 (25) 1.00 47(23.0) 11 (61,1) 4.68 (0.03)
Difficulty to enjoy activities 69 (31.1) 4 (50) 0.27 62 (30.4) 10 (55.6) 3.21 (0.07)
Difficulty to make decisions 78 (35.1) 5 (62.5) 0.14 70 (34.3) 13 (72.2) 7.35 (0.01)
Daily work suffering 80 (36) 4 (50) 0.47 71 (34.8) 12 (66.7) 4.96 (0.03)
Unable to play useful part in life 87 (39.2) 3 (37.5) 1.00 71 (34.8) 16 (88.9) 15.7 (0.00)
Loss of interest 79 (35.6) 5 (62.5) 0.15 67(32.8) 11 (61.1) 3.9 (0.05)
Feeling worthless 89 (40.1) 4 (50) 0.72 77 (37.7) 12(66.7) 3.8 (0.05)
Thoughts of ending life 43 (19.4) 0 0.36 33 (16.2) 9 (50.0) 9.93 (0.00)
Feel tired 132 (59.5) 5 (62.5) 1.00 118(57.8) 16 (88.9) 3.72 (0.05)
Easily tired 100 (45.1) 4 (50) 1.00 84 (41.2) 16 (88.9) 11.1 (0.00)
Poor appetite 91 (41) 3 (37.5) 1.00 78 (38.2) 12 (66.7) 3.59 (0.06)
Uncomfortable stomach 56 (25.2) 1 (12.5) 0.68 43 (21.1) 10 (55.6) 11.1 (0.004)
Frequent headaches 137 (61.7) 3 (37.5) 0.16 118 (57.8) 17 (85.0) 5.61 (0.02)