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Table 2 Care pathways and integrated research activity

From: A pilot randomised controlled trial of a Telehealth intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: challenges of clinician-led data collection

  Timeline Standard COPD service Telehealth-supported COPD service
Intervention 1 day – First home visit after hospital discharge (baseline time 0) Home visit (Trial info pack) Home visit (Trial info pack)
  3 days Home visit: Home visit:
   Consent Consent
   Baseline SGRQ (paper) Baseline SGRQ (paper)
   Baseline EQ-5D (paper) Letter to inform GP of trial
   GP record diaries (paper)  
   Letter to inform GP of trial  
  5 days Home visit Telehealth equipment installed
    Baseline EQ-5D (device)
    GP visit data (device)
  2 weeks Home visit Remote review of Telehealth parameters throughout 8-week intervention
  5 weeks 5-week EQ-5D (paper) 5-week EQ-5D (on device)
  6 weeks Home visit  
  8 weeks Discharge home visit: Discharge home visit:
   8-week SGRQ (paper) 8-week SGRQ (paper)
   Given materials for 6-month SGRQ Given materials for 6-month SGRQ
   Given monthly EQ-5D and GP visit diaries Given monthly EQ-5D and GP visit diaries
    Telehealth equipment removed
Follow-up 8 months (6 months after discharged from service) Measurement of outcomes (postal return): Measurement of outcomes (postal return):
   Completion of 6-month SGRQ Completion of 6-month SGRQ
   Completion of monthly EQ-5D Completion of monthly EQ-5D
   Completion of monthly GP record visit diaries Completion of monthly GP record visit diaries
  1. EQ-5D, EuroQol 5 Dimensions; GP, General practitioner; SGRQ, St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire.