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Table 1 Operationalization of variables and data collection

From: Improving the participation of adults with visual and severe or profound intellectual disabilities: a process evaluation of a new intervention

VariableData sourceTime of data collectiona
Implementation process, dose, adaptation, fidelity, and reach
 Implementation process:
-Information sent in advance to the management of the residential facility
-Information sent in advance to DSPs
-Arrangements made within the residential facility
Logbook of researcher (GH)T0
 Characteristics of the DSPsOnline questionnaire completed by DSPsT0
 Adaptation of CFP+ during trainingLogbook of researcher (GH)T1
 Dose: DSPs who received CFP+ trainingLogbook of researcher (GH)T1, T2
 Dose of CFP+ trainingLogbook of researcher (GH)T1, T2
 Dose: Time spent by DSPs practicing CFP+ after the trainingOnline questionnaire completed by DSPsT3
 Fidelity: conducting assignmentsEvaluation forms completed by DSPsT2
 Fidelity: Use of worksheets by the DSPs as part of the interventionWorksheets completed by DSPsT1
Online questionnaire completed by DSPsT3
 Fidelity: Extension of CFP+ to self-management, new activities, and greater involvement in existing activities of adults with VSPIDTelephone interviews conducted with DSPsT4
 Reach: dissemination of CFP+ by DSPs among team membersTelephone interviews conducted with DSPsT4
Mechanism operating during the intervention that could have influenced the outcomes
 Quality of the teaching imparted by the trainer, as perceived by DSPsEvaluation forms completed by DSPsT2
 Applicability of the teaching material as perceived by DSPsEvaluation forms completed by DSPsT2
 Relevance for the work of DSPsEvaluation forms completed by DSPsT2
 DSPs’ understanding of the assignments in the worksheetsWorksheets completed by DSPsT1
 DSPs’ logical choices reflected in successive worksheetsWorksheets completed by DSPsT1
 Trainer’s feedback on the training of DSPs and their use of CFP+ toolsEvaluations of the trainer and one of the CFP+ developersT2
 Trainer’s feedback on the behavior of the group during the training periodEvaluations of the trainer and one of the CFP+ developersT2
 Manager’s feedback on the behavior of the group during the training periodEvaluation interview conducted with the manager of the residential facilityT2
Contextual factors that could have affected CFP+ outcomes
 DSPs’ feedback on positive and negative conditions relating to the implementation of the CFP+ interventionEvaluation forms completed by DSPsT2
 Trainer’s feedback on the positive and negative conditions relating to the implementation of the CFP+ interventionEvaluations of the trainer and one of the CFP+ developersT2
Manager’s feedback on positive and negative conditions relating to the implementation of the CFP+ interventionEvaluation interview conducted with the manager of the residential facilityT2
  1. DSP direct support professional, CFP+ Care for Participation+,aT0 before training, T1 during training, T2 after training, T3 4 months after training, T4 6 months after training