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Table 4 Data collection outcome measures, methods, participants and timelines of evaluation study

From: Will Mobile Diabetes Education Teams (MDETs) in primary care improve patient care processes and health outcomes? Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Outcome measures Data collection method Participants and timelines
Patient clinical outcome measures
Demographic and clinical information (age, sex, duration of diabetes, smoking status, comorbidity) Patient chart data extraction 20 different randomly-selected patient charts per site, per time interval (0, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months of intervention)
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C)
Total cholesterol-high density lipoprotein ratio (TC-HDL ratio)
High density lipoprotein (HDL-C)
Diastolic blood pressure (DBP)
Systolic blood pressure (SBP)
Glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
Albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR)
Waist circumference
Weight
Body mass index (BMI)
Treatment modality
Primary care physician (PCP) patient care process measures
HbA1c, blood pressure, lipid profile, nephropathy screening (ACR and eGFR) and foot exams/tests Patient chart data extraction 20 different randomly-selected patient charts per site, per time interval (0, 6, 12, 18 and 24 months of intervention)
Referrals for dilated retinal exam
Provisions for or recommendations of flu vaccine
Changes to medication
Differences in descriptive information across PCPs PCP questionnaire on descriptive information (that is, sex, age, years practicing, type of practice, number of diabetes patients seen per month) All PCPs, once
Patients’ experiences and views regarding Mobile Diabetes Education Team (MDET) intervention effectiveness Patient in-depth interviews 20 randomly-selected patients at 12 months of intervention across sites
Scheduled and attended MDET appointments Diabetes education program charts/forms All MDET patients, up to 2 years of intervention
Diabetes education program (DEP) utilization outcome measures
PCP referrals to DEPs Diabetes education program charts All patients, 12 months prior to start of intervention to 12 months following start of intervention
Patients’ utilization of DEPs
Inter-professional collaboration (IPC) and implementation process outcome measures
Collaborative Practice Assessment Tool (CPAT) scores of PCPs and MDET educators CPAT All PCPs at 12 months of intervention
All educators at 12 months of intervention
PCPs’ experiences and views regarding the MDET intervention implementation and IPC PCP in-depth interviews 16 randomly-selected PCPs at 12 months of intervention across sites
MDET educators’ experiences and views regarding the MDET intervention implementation and IPC Educator in-depth interviews 16 randomly-selected educators at 12 months of intervention across sites
Educator reflective journals All educators, monthly, up to 2 years of intervention
  MDET debriefing sessions All educators, quarterly, up to 2 years of intervention