Table 2

Proposed study plan
Visit 1 Visit 21 Visit 3 Visit 4 T32
T0 T1 T2
Time from the start of the intervention −2 weeks 0 3 months 6 months 12 months
Verification of eligibility
Informed consent
Covariables: Socioeconomic level, social isolation, literacy, mental health and multimorbidity
Proximal outcomes: Personal self-efficacy, self-management practices, lifestyles, activation and psychological distress
Intermediate outcomes: Empowerment, quality of life and use of services

1 Visit 2 will mark the beginning of the intervention. This will be two weeks after randomization for the experimental group and 6 months after randomization for the control group.

2 For the experimental group and use of services only.

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