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Table 2 Results of the pilot testing

From: Cultural and linguistic adaptation of the multi-dimensional OXCAP-MH for outcome measurement of mental health among people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda: the Luganda version

Item Content Concern by participants (Y/N) Concern by TCT (Y/N) Details of concern Solution to concern
Q1 Daily activities N Y Definition of health in Luganda Included term that acknowledges we mean mental and physical health, not lifestyle
Q2 Social networks N N   
Q3 Losing sleep N N   
Q4 Enjoying recreation N Y Concept non-existent in traditional local culture. Equivalent translation hard to get Include an explanation that ‘things that make you happy’ excludes anything with duty, like working or caring activities
Q5 Suitable accommodation N N   
Q6 Neighbourhood safety N N   
Q7 Potential for assault N N   
Q8 Discrimination N N Some respondents raised another reason for discrimination not on the provided list Added the option ‘others’ to the reasons for discrimination
Q9a Influencing local decisions N N   
Q9b Freedom of expression N N   
Q9c Appreciating nature Y Y Concept non-existent in traditional local culture. Equivalent translation hard to get Used locally appropriate examples
Q9d Respect and appreciation N N   
Q9e Love and support N Y Luganda term for love has various meanings Interviewer to be trained to use proper intonation of the word
Q9f Planning one’s life N N   
Q9g Imagination and creativity Y Y Freedom of imagination and creativity not traditionally expressed through talent Opted for the expression my thoughts, feelings and ideas, then added singing, dancing and talents as examples
Q9h Access Y Y There was no equivalent of ‘Interesting’ forms of activity/employment Added locally appropriate examples
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