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Table 2 Overview of data collection methods and analysis

From: Enhanced care planning and clinical-community linkages versus usual care to address basic needs of patients with multiple chronic conditions: a clinician-level randomized controlled trial

Aim Data sources Analysis
Aim 1, Implementation: To evaluate how the intervention is implemented MOHR database to identify which patients complete care plans, patient needs and wants
Field notes, patient survey to identify the types of support provided to patients to address identified needs
• Percentage of intervention patients who complete a care plan (generalized linear mixed models)
• Frequency of patient needs and needs patients want to address (generalized linear mixed models)
• Support provided patients and consistency with patient wants (generalized linear mixed models)
Aim 2, Effectiveness: To compare the effectiveness of intervention versus usual care for control of MCC and patient-reported physical, mental, and social health Chart review to measure change in A1c, blood pressure, and statin and aspirin use
Patient survey to measure diet, exercise, depression, and EQ-5D domains at baseline, 6 months, and 2 years
• Percentage of patients with controlled MCC for intervention patients versus usual care (generalized linear mixed models)
• Pre-post change in EQ-5D domains for intervention patients versus usual care (linear mixed-effects models)
Aim 3, Context: To understand the contextual factors that influence intervention implementation and effectiveness Patient survey to identify success in addressing needs
Semi-structured interviews with patients, patient navigators, CHW, community providers, and program leaders
• Identification of common themes influencing success in addressing needs and controlling MCC (immersion/crystallization analysis)