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Table 1 Time, location, content of assessment and duration of the Hospital-ADL study

From: Unravelling the potential mechanisms behind hospitalization-associated disability in older patients; the Hospital-Associated Disability and impact on daily Life (Hospital-ADL) cohort study protocol

Time Location Content of assessment Duration (minutes)
H1 (Within 48 h after admission) Hospital Medical & demographical data 60
 Socio-demographic characteristics
 Medical comorbidity
 Geriatric conditions
 Severity of acute illness (medical record)
Personal interview/self-report data
 Cognitive functioning
 ADL/physical functioning
 Behavioral & psychosocial functioning
 Health care utilization (medical record)
 Physical performance tests
Blood parameters
H2 (During hospital stay on Monday-Wednesday-Friday) Hospital Medical & demographical data 20–30
 Severity of acute illness (medical record)
Short personal interview/self-report data
Physical performance tests
Blood parameters
H3 (At hospital discharge) Hospital Personal interview/self-report data 40
 Cognitive functioning
 ADL/Physical functioning
 Behavioral and psychosocial functioning
Physical performance tests
Blood parameters
P1 (One month post-discharge) Home visit Medical & demographical data 60
 Socio-demographic characteristics
 Geriatric conditions
Personal interview/self-report data
 Cognitive functioning
 ADL/physical functioning
 Behavioral & psychosocial functioning
 Health care utilization
Physical performance tests
P2 (Two months post-discharge) By telephone Personal interview/self-report data 20
 ADL/physical functioning
 Behavioral and psychosocial functioning
 Health care utilization
P3 (Three months post-discharge) Home visit Medical & demographical data 60
 Socio-demographic characteristics
 Geriatric conditions
Personal interview/self-report data
 Cognitive functioning
 ADL/physical functioning
 Behavioral & psychosocial functioning
 Health care utilization
Physical performance tests
Mortality (medical record)