Table 1

Design and data collection in the HF-Geriatrics study

TIME

CONTROL GROUP

INTERVENTION GROUP

WHO DOES IT


Admission

Review of inclusion and exclusion criteria

Informed consent

Randomisation

BASELINE VARIABLES

Case manager


ROUTINE MEDICAL MONITORING

(will vary across centres)

Educational session

Knowledge of disease

Drugs

Comorbidity

Follow-up information

Plan for discharge

Questionnaires on self-care and disease knowledge for patient and caregiver



2 weeks

Telephone contact

Symptoms-signs

Compliance

Next appointment

Case manager



1 month

Consultation with case manager

Educational reinforcement

Drugs-Compliance

Comorbidity

Follow-up

Case manager



2 months

Consultation with case manager Similar to above

Case manager



3 months

Consultation with case manager Similar to above

Case manager



6 months

Consultation with physician

Physician


Consultation with case manager

Similar to above

Case manager


REGISTRY OF VARIABLES

Research team


8 months

Consultation with case manager Similar to above

Case manager



12 months

Consultation with physician

Physician


Consultation with case manager

Similar to above

Case manager


REGISTRY OF VARIABLES

Research team


Pascual et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:627   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-627

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