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Table 1 Assessment measures at baseline and post-intervention evaluations

From: PROspective MEmory Training to improve HEart failUre Self-care (PROMETHEUS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Measures Baseline  
Assessment Oneb Assessment Twoc
Physical functioning  
 Physical examination (BP/HR/RR/weight/NYHA class, BNP) X X X
 Echocardiogram X   X
 ‘Up and Go’ test X X X
 Timed Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (TIADL) X X X
 Unplanned readmission/survival   X X
Self-care  
 Heart-FaST X   X
 Patient engagement in self-care: (SCHFI and four consulting items from the EHFScBS) X X X
 Nurses and carer assessment of patient engagement in self-care X X X
 Review of patient symptom monitoring diary and how they perform self-care maintenance behaviours   X X
 Control Attitudes Scale - Revised (CAS-R) X X X
Psychosocial functioning  
 Quality of life (SF-12)a X X X
 Dyadic HF care typology X   
 Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)a X X X
Cognitive functioning for HF patients  
 Cognitive screen (MoCA)a X X X
 Assessment of PM (MIST, brief version of Virtual Week and naturalistic task)a X X X
 Working memory, executive functioning, verbal memory (CogState, N-Back, Trail Making Test)a X X X
 Premorbid intelligence (NART)a X   
Caregiver  
 Health screening questionnaire X   
 Caregiver (or next of kin) Contribution to Self-Care (CC-SCHFI) X X X
 Control Attitudes Scale - Revised (CAS-R) X X X
 Dyadic HF care typology X   
 Quality of life (SF-12)a X X X
 Modified Caregiver Strain Index (MCSI) X X X
 Proxy - IADL X X X
  1. Key: BNP, brain natriuretic peptide; BP, blood pressure; CC-SCHFI, Caregiver Contribution Self-Care Heart Failure Index; EHFScBS, European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale; Heart-FaST, Heart Failure Self-care Screening Tool; HF, heart failure; HR, heart rate; IADL, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living; MIST, Memory for Intentions Screening Test; MoCA, Montreal Cognitive Assessment; NYHA class, NART; National Adult Reading TestNew York Heart Association Classification; PM, prospective memory; RR, respiratory rate; SCHFI, Self-Care Heart Failure Index; SF-12, Short-Form 12-item health survey.
  2. aMeasures will also be collected from healthy non-HF controls at baseline; b2 to 4 weeks post cognitive training; c12 months post cognitive training.