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Table 1 Outline of process evaluation for the nurse-led transitional rehabilitation program

From: Effects of a nurse-led transitional burns rehabilitation programme (4Cs-TBuRP) for adult burn survivors: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Process measures Process variables Method Participants and data collection method
Recruitment and selection rate • Number of burn survivors screened at the study setting.
• Number of participants from the sample of eligible persons.
• Number of participants versus aimed number
Enrolment record review Site manager (research team member)/data collection team
Barriers and facilitators in recruitment and selection process • Motivation of participating eligible persons.
• Experience with recruitment and selection
Semi-structured interviews Adult burn survivors
Recruiting nurses
Follow-up and attrition rate • Number of participants completing follow-up Follow-up record review Site manager (research team member)/data collection team
Barriers and facilitators for follow-up • Reasons for drop-out
• Motivation for continued participation
Semi-structured interviews Adult burn survivors
Quality of delivery of the interventional components • The part of each component and the complete intervention delivered by nurse case managers
• Satisfaction with delivery
Semi-structured interviews Nurse case managers
Barriers and facilitators for delivery of interventional components • Reasons for deviating from, or applying components as planned Semi-structured interviews Nurse case managers
Adherence to interventional components • Number of sessions followed
• Intervention components fully implemented and rationale
• Intervention components partly implemented and rationale
• Intervention components not implemented and rationale
• Compliance to individual recommendations
Semi-structured interviews Adult burn survivors and nurse case managers
Barriers and facilitators for adherence to interventional components • Motivation for (or lack of) compliance Semi-structured interviews Adult burn survivors and nurse case managers
Experience of participants and nurse case managers with the components of the nurse-led interventions and training programme for the nurses. • Perceived benefit v actual benefit
• Strong and weak aspects of the interventional components (structure and content)
• Experiences with the educational component (adequacy in assisting burn care nurses to deliver the intervention)
Semi-structured interviews Adult burn survivors (in intervention group) and nurse case managers
Experience of participants with clinical outcomes associated with the intervention.   Semi-structured interviews Adult burn survivors (in intervention group)
Completeness of data collection • Reasons why data were missing
• Reasons why participants were excluded from analysis
Semi-structured interviews Data collection team
Barriers and facilitators for data collection   Semi-structured interviews Data collection team