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Table 2 Summary and timing of assessments

From: Prevention of delirium (POD) for older people in hospital: study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial

Assessment Screening/recruitment Baseline Daily (up to 10 days from date of admission) 30 days (postadmission) Discharge Follow-up (3 mo postadmission)
Demographic data (age, sex, ethnicity) X      
Admission details (date and time of admission to hospital and ward) X      
Assessment of capacity X      
Delirium screen (confusion assessment method) and delirium severity rating (CAM-S) X   X X   
Date of discharge and discharge destination (living alone, living with another person, nursing home, residential care home or other)      X  
Reason for admission (hip fracture, other orthopaedic condition, medical condition) and medical history (Charlson comorbidity index, existing hearing and/or visual impairments, current medication use [benzodiazepines, opiates, H1 antihistamines])   X     
Cognitive impairment: (1) history of dementia, (2) low Abbreviated Mental Test Score on admission   X     
Illness severity using National Early Warning Score or equivalent   X     
Living arrangements (living alone, living with another person, nursing home, residential care home or other)   X    X X
Nottingham Extended Activities of Daily Living Scalea   X     X
EuroQol EQ-5Da   X   X   X
Geriatric Depression Scale Short Forma     X   
Clinical Anxiety Scale     X   
Patient-reported experience measure     X   
Falls (and reason for fall if known) Occurring between the date of consent and date of discharge  
Health care resource use (postdischarge contact with health and social care services)a       X
  1. Abbreviation: CAM-S confusion assessment method severity rating
  2. aProxy completion permitted where appropriate