|Proposed study plan|
|Visit 1||Visit 21||Visit 3||Visit 4||T32|
|Time from the start of the intervention||−2 weeks||0||3 months||6 months||12 months|
|Verification of eligibility||√|
|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.
Chouinard et al.
Chouinard et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:49 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-49