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Table 1 Study assessment procedures and timetable.

From: Exercise rehabilitation on home-dwelling patients with Alzheimer's disease - a randomized, controlled trial. Study protocol

Assessment1 Telehone interview Baseline visit 3 month visit 6 month visit 12 month visit 24 month visit
AD patient
Inclusion criteria X      
Demographics, diagnoses, drugs   X     
CDR   X     X
MMSE   X    X X
Verbal flow, clock drawing test   X X X X X
MNA   X     
Weight, BMI   X X X X X
Mobility and balance tests by Guralnik   X X X X X
NPI   X   X   
Grip strength, blood pressure, heart rate   X X X X X
Cornell depression scale   X    X  
Falls and fractures    X X X X
Use of health and social services, admission to permanent institutional care, mortality    X X X X
Spousal caregiver       
Demographics, diagnoses, drugs   X     
Zarit burden scale   X    X X
GDS   X    X  
RAND-36 QOL   X    X X
Mobility and balance tests by Guralnik   X    X  
Use of health and social services, mortality    X X X X
  1. 1 CDR = Clinical dementia Rating Scale (Hughes et al 1982) (0.5 suggests possible dementia, 1 mild, 2 moderate, and 3 severe dementia); MMSE = Minimental State Examination (Folstein et al. 1972); MNA = Mininutritional Assessment (Guigoz et al. 2002) (< 24 suggests risk for malnutrition or malnourishment); BMI = Body mass index; Guralnik's mobility tests (Guralnik et al. 1994); FIM = Measure of functioning (Pollak et al. 1996); NPI = Neuropsychiatric inventory (Cummings et al. 1994, 1997); Cornell = depression test (Alexopoulos et al. 1988); Zarit burden scale (Zarit et al. 1980), GDS = Geriatric depression scale (Yesavage et al. 1982-3); RAND-36 = Measure of health related quality of life (Parker et al. 2006)