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Table 1 e-MPODERA randomized controlled trial stages

From: Effectiveness of a virtual intervention for primary healthcare professionals aimed at improving attitudes towards the empowerment of patients with chronic diseases: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial (e-MPODERA project)

Stage Procedure
Stage 1
1st month
Face-to-face or virtual meetings with the selected PCPs in each of the 3 Spanish regions. Invitation to participate. Participation agreement form signed by the PCP director
Stage 2
1st month
Face-to-face or virtual meetings in each selected PCP. Invitation to participate. Informed consent form signed by professionals who agree to participate
Stage 3
2nd month
PAM questionnaire administration to all eligible patients (baseline)
Stage 4
2nd month
PPOS questionnaire administration to all included professionals (baseline)
Stage 5
2nd month
PCP randomization
Stage E 6
2-13th month
Intervention group
Virtual community of practice
Control group
Usual training
Stage 7
14th month
PPOS questionnaire administration to all included professionals (post intervention)
Stage 8
14 − 15th month
PAM questionnaire administration to all eligible patients (post intervention)
  1. PCP Primary-care practice, PAM Patient Activation Measure, PPOS Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale