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Table 2 Identifying key uncertainties to address in the process evaluation for each component of the sensory support intervention

From: A randomised controlled trial of hearing and vision support in dementia: Protocol for a process evaluation in the SENSE-Cog trial

Sensory support intervention componentKey uncertainty to address
Correct visual/auditory impairmentIs vision/hearing impairment actually corrected?
Training in correct use of hearing aid/glassesHow well are the devices used by the PwD?
Communication trainingIs the companion utilising the techniques?
Home-based functional assessmentWhat are the types and extent of functional impairment identified by the sensory support therapist?
Referral to health and social care servicesWhat types of services are available at each site?
How many referrals were made and actioned?
Provision of supplementary sensory devices in the home environmentHow many of these were supplied and how often and effectively were they used?
Referral to social/hobby/interest activitiesHow many referrals were made and actioned?
Individualised goal settingWhat is the number and types of goals set with the participant?
How many goals were achieved?
What is the level of apathy present (ascertained only after final assessment data collected?