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Table 3 Outcome measures

From: Effectiveness of a psychoeducation group intervention conducted by primary healthcare nurses in patients with depression and physical comorbidity: study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial

Outcome measures Timeline
Pre-intervention Post-intervention
3 mo 12 mo
1. Socio-demographic variables
Sex, age, marital status, educational level, employment status, reference PHC X   
2. Diagnostic variables
 Diagnosis depression: MINI X   
 Diagnosis chronic physical illness: ICD-10 X   
 Suicide risk: MINI X   
 Cognitive impairment: Pfeiffer questionnaire X   
3. Clinical variables
 Depressive symptoms: BDI- II questionnaire X X X
 Anxiety symptoms: HARS questionnaire X X X
 Quality of life: EQ-5D-5 L questionnaire X X X
 Pharmacotherapy X X X
 Therapeutic compliance: Morinsky-Green test X X X
 Feasibility of the intervention X X  
4. Blood test and Physical parameters
 Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Analytical HBA1C X   X
 COPD: FEV1 and Medical Research Coincil (mMRC) X   X
 Asthma: Spirometry and Peak flow X   X
 Ischemic heart disease: Analytical cholesterol LDL and Blood pressure X   X
5. Costs variables
 Pharmacological Treatment X X X
 Utilization of services: PHC and hospital X X X
 Other comorbidities X   X
 Costs derived from the intervention X X X
  1. Abbreviations: mo months, BDI-II Beck Depression Inventory secondary edition, COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, EQ EuroQuol, FEV1 Forced expiratory volume, HARS Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, HBA1C Hemoglobin A1C test, ICS-10 International classification of diseases-10th revision, MINI Mini international neuropsychiatric interview, PHC Primary Healthcare Centers