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Table 2 Characteristics of the variables

From: Collaboration processes and perceived effectiveness of integrated care projects in primary care: a longitudinal mixed-methods study

     Baseline (T0) Follow-up (T1) Change (T1-T0/T0)
Variable No. of items Range (lowest score- highest score) Cronbach’s Alpha Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Degree of integration
 System integrationa 1 1–3 NA NA NA 2.70 0.39 NA NA
 Organisational integrationb 4 1–4 0.82 NA NA 3.31 0.33 NA NA
 Professional integrationc 10 1–5 0.88 NA NA 3.52 0.27 NA NA
Change in collaboration processd
 ∆ Shared ambition 4 1–4 0.78 3.50 0.25 3.48 0.26 0.00 0.09
 ∆ Mutual gains 4 1–5 0.82 3.06 0.34 3.01 0.40 −0.01 0.14
 ∆ Relationship dynamics 4 1–6 0.71 3.22 0.29 3.27 0.35 0.02 0.12
 ∆ Organisation dynamics 6 1–7 0.86 3.05 0.29 3.09 0.35 0.02 0.14
 ∆ Process management 4 1–8 0.82 3.05 0.29 3.12 0.35 0.03 0.13
Success of the project
 Perceived success at system level 1 1–5 NA NA NA 3,67 0,79 NA NA
 Perceived success at organisational level 1 0–10 NA NA NA 7.22 0.90 NA NA
 Perceived success at professional level 1 1–5 NA NA NA 4.05 0.36 NA NA
  1. NA not assessed
  2. aAn acceptable level of inter-rater reliability (κ = .60) was found for the system integration variable
  3. bItems: a) Is the aim of the inter-organisational arrangement explicated? b) Are the solution(s) of the inter-organisational arrangement explicated? c) Are the chances of the inter-organisational arrangement explicated? and d) Is the form for the inter-organisational arrangement explicated? Single-factor solution, with factor loadings ranging from: 0.798 to 0.832
  4. cItems: a) Leadership is being demonstrated. b) Are roles and tasks of the team clear? c) Are final clinical goals agreed upon? d) Do information systems (ICT) support the team’s functionality? e) Are there agreements about the interdisciplinary care delivery? f) Are outcomes for the patients clear? g) Are outcomes for the professionals clear? h) Are outcomes for the community clear. i) Is the interdisciplinary approach applicable elsewhere. j) Is the effectiveness of the inter-professional team clear? Single-factor solution, with factor loadings ranging from: 0.348 to 0.784
  5. dDetails about the items of the collaboration process variables can be found in an additional publication [10]