Table 2

Primary and secondary outcome variables of the effect evaluation per time point
Outcome variables Scale No.of items T0 T1 T2
Primary outcome variables (patient)
Activity level after stroke Frenchay Activity Index 15 FI FI FI
Level of functioning Katz-15 15 FI FI FI
Quality of life (stroke specific) Stroke Specific Quality of Life questionnaire 49 FI FI FI
Social participation Impact on Participation and Autonomy (subscales autonomy outdoors and social life and relationships) 12 FI FI FI
Secondary outcome variables (patient)
Perceived health Question 1 and 2 RAND-36 2 FI FI FI
Mental wellbeing RAND-36 (subscale mental wellbeing) 5 FI FI FI
Social functioning Question 10 RAND-36 1 FI FI FI
Quality of life Question 1 and 2 RAND-36 and a mark for quality of life 3 FI FI FI
Process questionnaire patient - 24/15 - FI FI
Process questionnaire informal caregiver - 21/14 - SQ SQ
Cost questionnaire - 34 FI FI FI
Outcome variables (informal caregiver)
Perceived care burden Self-Rated Burden VAS and Carer QoL 10 SQ SQ SQ
Objective care load Erasmus iBMG 4 SQ SQ SQ
Quality of life Question 1 and 2 RAND-36 and a mark for quality of life 3 SQ SQ SQ
Perceived health Question 1 and 2 RAND-36 2 SQ SQ SQ
Additional outcome measures
Background characteristics patient - 10/5/5 FI FI FI
Background characteristics informal caregiver - 8/7/7 SQ SQ SQ
Cognitive functioning patient Mini Mental State Examination 12 FI - -

T0 = at baseline, T1 = after 6 months, T2 = after 12 months, FI = face-to-face interview, SQ = self-report questionnaire.

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Vluggen et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:164   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-164

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