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Table 2 Proposed study plan

From: Case management and self-management support for frequent users with chronic disease in primary care: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

  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. 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. 2 For the experimental group and use of services only.