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Table 1 Summary and timing of assessments

From: PATCH: posture and mobility training for care staff versus usual care in care homes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Assessment Method of completion Timeline
Screening Baseline 3 months 6 months
Screening, eligibility and consent
 Care home screening and eligibility Researcher assessment / Researcher Interview (M) X    
 Resident screening and eligibility Staff assessment with researcher support (S) X    
 Anonymous resident data: Physical Activity and Mobility in Residential Care Scale (PAM-RC) and Functional Ambulatory Classification (FAC) Staff assessment with researcher support (S) X   X X
 Trial consent (including process evaluation) (Resident (incl. personal/nominated consultee)) Self-completion (R) or Consultee (S, RF)   X   
 Contact details (Resident (incl. personal/nominated consultee), staff informant Researcher assessment (R, S, SI, RF)   X (X) (X)
 Process evaluation consent Self-completion (S)    X X
Care home level data
 Care home demographics (including staff profile and training) Researcher interview (M)   X X X
 Home level resident profile Researcher interview (M)   X X X
 Significant events (D&V, temporary closure, CQC findings, change of manager/owner) and staff welfare Researcher interview with manager / delegate (M)    X X
 Adverse events: total no. resident falls, hospitalisations and deaths Researcher telephone interview with manager / delegate (M)   Collected monthly
Staff measures (about the member of staff)
 Demographics Self-completion (S)   X X X
 Posture and movement questionnaire Self-completion (S)   X X X
 Kiersma-Chen Empathy Scale Self-completion (S)   X X X
 Person-Centred Care Assessment Tool (P-CAT) Self-completion (S)   X X X
Resident measures (about the resident)
 Self-reported pain (Iowa Pain Thermometer) Researcher interview / self-completion (R)   X X X
 Perceived health (EQ-5D-5 L) Researcher interview (R)   X X X
 Six-item cognitive impairment text (6-CIT) Researcher interview (R)   X X X
 Posture observation tool Researcher observation (R)   X X X
Staff-completed measures (about the resident)
 Activities of daily living (ADL) Barthel Index Researcher interview (SI)   X X X
 Perceived health (EQ-5D-5 L Proxy) Researcher interview (SI)   X X X
 Continuing Care Ability Measure (CCAM) Researcher interview (SI)   X X X
 PAM-RC Researcher Interview (SI)   X X X
 FAC Researcher Interview (SI)   X X X
Resident information from care home records / staff
 Co-morbidities Researcher collection from notes   X X X
 Healthcare resource use Researcher collection from notes   X X X
 New therapies (individual) started since baseline Researcher collection from notes    X X
 Pressure sores, falls, hospital admissions Researcher collection from notes   X X X
Usual care and intervention data
 Observations of staff and resident interactions Researcher observation   X X X
 Usual care details (inc. new procedures or care processes) Researcher interview (M)   X X X
 Intervention fidelity and adherence (training, content, delivery, attendance) Physiotherapist assessment (S)    X X
Process evaluation data
 Views of intervention (inc. enablers and barriers) Researcher interviews (S, R)    X X
  1. M care home manager, R resident, S care home staff, SI staff informant, RF relative/friend