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Table 1 Overview of the study parts

From: Impact of joint contractures on functioning and social participation in older individuals – development of a standard set (JointConFunctionSet): study protocol

  Aim Design Participants Estimated sample size
Researchers’ perspective Identification of outcome measures used in studies focusing on contractures using the ICF as a reference framework Systematic Review Not applicable  
Patients’ perspective Identification of aspects of functioning and disability relevant to older individuals with contractures using the ICF as a reference framework Qualitative individual interviews Individuals in nursing homes, specialized geriatric rehabilitation facilities, geriatric wards in acute hospitals Approx. 30 depending on data saturation
Health professionals’ perspective Identification of aspects of functioning and disability relevant in the management and treatment of individuals with contractures from the perspective of experienced professionals using the ICF as a reference framework Online expert survey Health professionals with >5 years experience (nurses, physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists) Approx. 200
Clinical (epidemiological) perspective To describe functioning and disability of individuals with vertigo and to identify the most common problems using the ICF Cross-sectional study Individuals in nursing homes, specialized geriatric rehabilitation facilities, geriatric wards in acute hospitals Approx. 200
Instrument validation To examine inter-rater-reliability and predictive validity of the developed instrument Cross-sectional study Individuals in nursing homes, specialized geriatric rehabilitation facilities, geriatric wards in acute hospitals Approx. 30