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Table 3 Summary of measures to be collected

From: Evaluation of a structured goal planning and tailored follow-up programme in rehabilitation for patients with rheumatic diseases: protocol for a pragmatic, stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial

  Data collection instrument and scale Time points
Primary outcome measure:   
Goal attainment and health related quality of life Patient generated Index (PGI) 0–100, 0 is good health t1, t2, t3, t4,
Secondary outcome measures:   
Health related quality of life Medical Outcome Study Short Form-36 (SF-36), 0–100, 100 is good health t1, t2, t3, t4,
Pain Numeric rating scale: 0–10, 0 is no pain t1, t2, t3, t4,
Fatigue Numeric rating scale: 0–10, 0 is no fatigue t1, t2, t3, t4,
Global assessment of disease activity Numeric rating scale: 0–10, 0 is no disease activity t1, t2, t3, t4,
Motivation for change Numeric rating scale: 0–10, 0 is no motivation t1, t2, t3, t4,
Self efficacy pain The Arthritis Self-Efficacy Scale (ASES) for pain, 1–5, 1 is low self-efficacy t1, t2, t3, t4,
Self efficacy symptoms The Arthritis Self-Efficacy Scale (ASES) for symptoms, 1–5, 1 is low self-efficacy t1, t2, t3, t4,
Cost-effectiveness:   
Utility SF6D utility index, 0.29–1.00, 1.00 is full health t1, t2, t3, t4,
Sick leave and absence from work past six months Number of days t3, t4,
Health care utilisation past six months Number of visits and/or hospital stays t3, t4,
Use of medication Name and dosage of medicine t1, t2, t3, t4,
Medical or technical equipment past six months Type and costs of equipment purchased t3, t4,
Paid and unpaid help past six months Costs and number of days and hours, t3, t4,
Costs related to the rehabilitation stay Costs pr day at each rehabilitation centre x number of days t2
Other measures   
Age Years t1
Gender Female/male t1
Height Centimetres t1
Weight Kilo t1
Marital status Living alone or not t1
Employment status Working full time/working part time/not working/student/working full time in the home/unemployed or seeking work/age retired/disability pension/sick leave t1
Level of education 7-10 years of education, 10–12 years of education, more than 12 years of education t1
Comorbidity Presence of 16 diseases/health problems (yes/no) t1
Level of exercising 3 times pr week, 1–2 times pr week, 1–2 times pr month, not on a regular basis, or I can not exercise or be social active due to functional limitations t1
Physical and social activity 3 times pr week, 1–2 times pr week, 1–2 times pr month, not on a regular basis, or I can not exercise or be social active due to functional limitations t1, t2, t3, t4
Physical activity International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form, IPAQ, mean minutes/week of, vigorous-intensity activity, moderate-intensity activity, walking, and sitting t1, t2, t3, t4
Illness perception Rheumatic Disease Illness Perception Questionnaire, 1 to 5, 1 is “not at all” t1, t2, t3, t4
  1. t1 = admission to rehabilitation, t2 = discharge from rehabilitation, t3 = six months after rehabilitation, t4 = twelve months after rehabilitation.