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Table 1 SPIRIT Participant Timeline Diagram

From: The Residential Care Transition Module: a single-blinded randomized controlled evaluation of a telehealth support intervention for family caregivers of persons with dementia living in residential long-term care

Time Point Baseline4 Months8 Months12 MonthsMonths 13–15
 Eligibility Screen     
 Informed Consent     
 Residential Care Transition Module   
 Usual care control   
  Primary: Primary subjective stress during RLTC
• Care-related strain
• Zarit Burden
  Secondary: Secondary role stressors
• Relative’s level of adjustment
• Caregiver adjustment
  Secondary: Residential care stress
• Caregiver perception of staff communication with families
• Staff support for families
• Positive and negative interactions
• Family Involvement Interview
• Visiting patterns
• Frequency of visits
  Secondary: Caregiver depressive symptoms
• Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale
• Mood Assessment Scale
Other Variables
  Context of care
• Geographical location
• Caregiver and care recipient demographics
• Duration and extent of care recipient memory problems
• Dementia diagnosis
• Medicaid status
• Time since RLTC admission
  Context of care
• Care recipient living arrangement
• Rating of RLTC care
  Primary objective stressors
• Care recipient activity of daily living dependencies
• Care recipient instrumental activity of daily living dependencies
• Care recipient memory impairment
• Revised Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist
• Socioemotional support
• Self-rated caregiver health (4 items)
• Number and frequency of community-based and health services used
• Caregiver activity of daily living dependencies
• Caregiver instrumental activity of daily living dependencies
• Self-Administered Co-Morbidity Questionnaire
• Caregiver self-efficacy
• Short Sense of Competence Questionnaire
Semi-structured interviews     
  1. NOTE: RLTC residential long-term care; see text for description of measures and citations