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Table 1 Outcome measures

From: Systematic care for caregivers of people with dementia in the ambulatory mental health service: designing a multicentre, cluster, randomized, controlled trial

Variable PO SO EE BG Instrument/Source T0 T1 T2 T3 T4
Professionals           
Job satisfaction      Job satisfaction, subscale from the Consultants' Mental Health Questionnaire    
Gender     SCPD questionnaire     
Informal caregivers           
Sense of competence      SCQ    
Quality of life      EQ-5D    
Depressive symptoms      CES-D    
Caregiver distress      NPI-Q    
Time spent giving care      RUD
Age     RUD     
Gender     RUD     
Ethnicity     RUD     
Education     RUD     
Marital status     RUD    
Living arrangement     RUD    
Relation with the patient     SCPD questionnaire     
Shared household with the patient     SCPD questionnaire    
People with dementia           
Housing conditions/residence   RUD
Quality of life      Qol-AD    
Behavior problems      NPI-Q    
Healthcare services used      RUD
Severity of dementia     DSM-III-TR     
Age     RUD     
Gender     RUD     
Ethnicity     RUD     
Education     RUD     
Marital status     RUD    
Living arrangement     RUD    
Children     RUD     
Children living in     RUD     
  1. PO, primary outcome; SO, secondary outcome; EE, economic evaluation; BG, background; T0, baseline measure; T1, 3-month follow-up measure; T2, 6-month follow-up measure; T3, 9-month follow-up measure; T4, 12-month follow-up measure; CES-D, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; DSM-III-TR, Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, 3rd text revision; EQ-5D, EuroQol-5D; NPI-Q, Neuropsychiatric Problems Inventory Questionnaire; Qol-AD, Quality of Life in Alzheimer's Disease; RUD, Resource Utilization in Dementia; SCQ, Sense of Competence Questionnaire; SPCD, Systematic Care Program for Dementia.