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Table 2 Outcome measures

From: Testing the feasibility of a knowledge translation intervention designed to improve chiropractic care for adults with neck pain disorders: study protocol for a pilot cluster-randomized controlled trial

Outcome Source Description of measures Data collection time points
Feasibility    
Recruitment Chiropractors and patients Measured as a proportion of chiropractors and patients potentially eligible for participating Initial stage
Eligibility rate = number of eligible chiropractors and patients divided by the number of invited chiropractors or patients
Participation rate = number of chiropractors and patients agreeing to participate divided by number of eligible chiropractors and patients
Adherence to protocol Chiropractors For those randomized to intervention arm, measured through the rates of attendance of all 3 webinars, associated quizzes, completion of 2 clinical vignettes, and the self-management learning module Within 6 weeks of assignment
Patients Rate of adherence to follow-up visits, prescribed home exercise, and physical activity Baseline 3 months
Adherence perception (knowledge and self-efficacy) Chiropractors and patients Completion of questionnaires Baseline 3 months
Retention Chiropractors and patients Retention rate = number of chiropractors or patients who completed follow-up of all outcome measures at 3 months divided by number of chiropractors or patients who were randomized Baseline 3 months
Chiropractors Rate of completion of patient encounter forms and questionnaires including levels of knowledge and self-efficacy and the BAP Baseline 3 months
Patients Rate of completion of patient encounter forms and questionnaires including the BAP, visual analogue scale (VAS), Neck Disability Index (NDI), and satisfaction with care Baseline 3 months
  1. Differential retention and adherence rates across the randomized groups will also be measured