Psychiatr Serv 2021 Aug 17;72(8):891-897. Epub 2021 May 17.
Department of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City (Lovero, Basaraba, Greene, Fiks Salem, Mootz, Duarte, Wall, Wainberg); Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York City (Basaraba, Wall); Health Directorate of Maputo City, Ministry of Health, Maputo, Mozambique (Khan, Mabunda); Universidade Eduardo Mondlane School of Medicine, Maputo, Mozambique (Khan, Mabunda, dos Santos, Fumo, Mandlate, Mocumbi, Gouveia); Health Directorate of Nampula Province, Ministry of Health, Nampula, Mozambique (Suleman, Feliciano); Nampula Psychiatric Hospital, Nampula, Mozambique (Suleman, Feliciano); Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Health, Maputo, Mozambique (dos Santos, Fumo, Mandlate, Gouveia); National Institutes of Health, Marracuene, Mozambique (Mocumbi); Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia (Oquendo).
Objective: Stepped mental health care requires a rapid method for nonspecialists to detect illness. This study aimed to develop and validate a brief instrument, the Mental Wellness Tool (mwTool), for identification and classification.
Methods: Cross-sectional development and validation samples included adults at six health facilities in Mozambique. Read More