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Table 2 Outcome measures, data collection methods and time points by participant group

From: A screen-based simulation training program to improve palliative care of people with advanced dementia living in residential aged care facilities and reduce hospital transfers: study protocol for the IMproving Palliative care Education and Training Using Simulation in Dementia (IMPETUS-D) cluster randomised controlled trial

Participants Time points Methods Variables/measures
Residents Baseline Review of residents’ files Demographic and clinical data of residents, including:
Age, sex, time living in RACF, chronic comorbidities, dementia diagnosis and type of dementia; current level of care and function, ACP or GOC plan in place, hospitalisations/infections/falls in previous 3 months
  6 and 12-months follow-up Review of residents’ files Hospital transfers and primary reason for transfer;
Death and place of death;
GOC plan in place; GOC plan adhered to
RACF staff Baseline, after training period and 6-months follow-up Validated survey qPAD Knowledge and attitudes about palliative and EOL care for people with dementia
  1. Abbreviations: ACP advance care plans, EOL end-of-life, GOC goals of care, qPAD questionnaire palliative care for advanced dementia, RACF residential aged care facility