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Table 1 Data collection

From: Determinants of health after hospital discharge: rationale and design of the Vanderbilt Inpatient Cohort Study (VICS)

Domain Scale Description Baseline 2-3 Days 30 Days 90 Days
Demographics From BRFSS [49] Race, ethnicity, place of birth X    
Acculturation GBAS [23] Language-based measure of acculturation X    
Income/socioeconomic status   Annual household income, difficulty paying bills, employment and education status X    
Social support HRS, MIDUS, ESSI [3335] Marital status, number in household, number of close family/friends and frequency of contact, perceived social support X   X  
Health literacy s-TOFHLA [30] Ability to perform basic reading tasks typical of those encountered in the health care setting X    
Subjective health literacy BHLS [31] Confidence with written medical information X    
Subjective numeracy SNS [32] Preferences for numerical information X    
Cognition SPMSQ [24] Level of cognitive impairment X    
Access to care   Presence of a regular health care provider X    
Prior health care utilization   Number of hospital admissions, Emergency Department visits, and outpatient clinic visits during the last year X    
Medication adherence ARMS [52] Adherence to medication regimen X   X  
Quality of life PROMIS* Global health status [27] Physical functioning, pain, fatigue, emotional distress, and social health X   X X
Depression PHQ-8 [47] Presence and severity of depressive symptoms X   X  
Vulnerable Elders Survey (≥65 yrs only) VES-13 [28] Health status, functional ability, and physical fitness X   X X
Exhaustion (≥65 yrs only) CES-D [29] Perception that everything is an effort, trouble getting going X    
Health self-efficacy PHCS [45] Confidence in engaging in appropriate health-related behaviors X    
Problem-solving and Decision-making PSDM [41] Preferences in health-related problem-solving, decision-making X    
Diet STC [50] Healthy eating habits X    
Physical activity Exercise vital sign [51] Exercise frequency and duration X    
Smoking history From BRFSS [49] Past and current smoking status X    
Alcohol consumption From BRFSS [49] Current alcohol intake X    
Trust in health care system RHCSDS [36] General beliefs about the health care system X    
Resilient coping BRCS [46] Tendency to cope with stress in a highly adaptive manner X    
Religion/spirituality   Religious preference and denomination, intrinsic religious/spiritual orientation, and frequency of engaging in public or private religious/spiritual activities X    
Electronic health literacy eHEALS [37] Experience using the Internet for health information X    
Use of portals   Use of Vanderbilt online patient portal X    
Trust in hospital providers WFPTS [42] Interpersonal relationship between patient and providers   X   
Quality of communication in hospital IPC [43, 44] Quality and clarity of communication between patient and provider   X   
Preparedness for discharge B-PREPARED [39] Perceptions of the discharge planning process and their level of preparation   X   
Quality of the care transition CTM-3 [40] Care transition experiences   X   
Instrumental support ISD Support received with common care transition tasks   X X  
Stress post-discharge   Stress post-discharge, contribution of financial, social/family, work, health, or other factors to stress   X   
Medication discrepancies [53]   Unintentional differences between hospital discharge regimen and what the patient thinks s/he should be taking   X   
Medication understanding [54]   Understanding of drug indications and instructions for use   X   
Outcomes: ER visits and hospitalization    Unplanned healthcare utilization after discharge    X X
Health-related quality of life EQ-5D [55] Mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain, and depression    X X
Cardiac rehabilitation   Participation in cardiac rehab, and frequency (if participating)    X X
Outcomes: mortality   Through 1 year after last patient is enrolled and discharged     
Medical record abstraction       
  Demographics   Age, gender     
  Diagnosis   ACS, ADHF, or both     
  Severity of illness   Including TIMI score, [25] ejection fraction     
  Comorbidities   Including Elixhauser [26]     
  Insurance type   Including private, Medicare, Medicaid, none, or other     
  Utilization   Post-discharge ER visits and readmissions (to supplement patient-report)     
  1. *A shortened 5-item version of the PROMIS measure is administered at baseline; the full 10-item version is administered at 30 and 90 days.