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Table 2 Measures at hospital referral (T0), three-month (T1) and twelve-month (T2) follow-up

From: Myocardial Infarction - Stress PRevention INTervention (MI-SPRINT) to reduce the incidence of posttraumatic stress after acute myocardial infarction through trauma-focused psychological counseling: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Variables T0 T1 T2
Sociodemographic and medical variables    
Demographics: for example, gender age, marital status x   
Medical history: for example, family history of coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension x   
Lifestyle and health behavior: smoking history, alcohol consumption, physical exercise, sleep quality x x x
Prescribed medication before CCU referral x   
Medication administered during CCU stay x   
Medication at discharge from CCU x   
Context of hospital referral: for example, patient agitation state at arrival on CCU, hectic conditions on CCU at patient arrival x   
Clinical presentation at time of arrival at CCU: for example, total number of stents implanted, number of diseased coronary vessels, left ventricular function, Killip classification, pain onset x   
Psychometric data    
Clinician-administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) [48, 49]   x x
Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale (PDS) [50, 51] x x x
PTSD screening with three items from the structured clinical interview for DSM-PTSD [52, 53] x   
Acute Stress Disorder Scale (ASDS) [54, 55] x   
Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised (IPQ-R) [56, 57] x   
Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) [5860]   x x
Type D Scale (DS14) [61, 62]   x  
Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) [63, 64]   x  
Resilience Scale [65, 66] x x  
EuroQol group five dimension questionnaire (EQ-5D) [67, 68] x x x
Symptom Checklist-9 (SCL-9-K) [69, 70] x x x
Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease Social Support Inventory (ESSI) [71, 72] x x  
Global Mood Scale (GMS) [73]   x x
Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS) [74, 75]   x  
Heart drawing [76, 77] x   
Laboratory Analysis    
Metabolic factors: total cholesterol, LDL-C, HDL-C, triglycerides, glucose, HbA1c
Routine laboratory measures: alanine transaminase, creatinine, hemoglobin, hematocrit, leukocytes, thrombocytes
x x x
Inflammation markers: hs-CRP, IL-6, TNF-α, IL-4 x x x
Hemostasis markers: fibrinogen, D-dimer, VWF antigen x x x
Stress hormones: plasma cortisol, norepinephrine, epinephrine x x x
Heart rate variability: total power, high frequency power, low frequency power, low-to-high frequency power ratio x x x
Resting hemodynamics: heart rate, systolic/diastolic blood pressure x x x
Anthropometric measurements: body weight, height, body mass index; waist and hip circumferences, waist-to-hip ratio x x x
Developments since discharge from CCU/three-month assessment    
Vitality status   x x
Hospital referrals since discharge (including recurrent cardiovascular events)   x x
General practioner visits   x x
Specialist visits   x x
Cardiac rehabilitation   x x
Psychotherapy since discharge   x x
Recurrent cardiac symptoms   x x
Medication adherence   x x
Functional status   x x
Treatment adherence with information booklet   x x
Major life events   x x
Onset of new diagnosis   x x
Current medication   x x
  1. CCU, coronary care unit; HbA1c, hemoglobin A1c; HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol; hs-CRP, high-sensitive C-reactive protein; IL-6, interleukin-6; IL-4, interleukin-4; LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol; TNF, tumor necrosis factor; VWF, von Willebrand factor.