Sub-Studies

Sub-Studies of the Health TAPESTRY Pragmatic RCT for Older Adults

  • Caregiver Burden – This sub-study identified a set of Health TAPESTRY clients with high caregiver burden via the Zarit Burden Interview – Short Form and explored the actions of the clinics and any impact on caregiver burden.
  • Health Economics Analysis – This sub-study examined the cost and cost effectiveness of the Health TAPESTRY program in the Hamilton site.
  • Interprofessional Team Implementation Research – This study explored the implementation of the Health TAPESTRY approach across all components of the intervention in the Hamilton site from a qualitative perspective, focusing on teamwork and collaboration. It included the collection and analysis of varied perspectives from clients to volunteers to the clinical team.
  • Psychometric Properties of CIHR Common Indicators – This sub-study examined the validity and reliability of proposed Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Community-Based Primary Health Care questionnaires for comprehensiveness, patient-centredness, patient empowerment and access.
  • Sustainability & Scalability – This mixed-methods study looked at the implementation of Health TAPESTRY in the Hamilton site at baseline and the potential for sustainability and scalability of the program.
  • Understanding Health TAPESTRY Team Function and Collaboration – This qualitative study explored team function during the development and implementation of the Health TAPESTRY program in the Hamilton site.
  • Volunteer Program Description – This sub-study used mixed-methods data to describe the volunteer program of the Health TAPESTRY intervention in the Hamilton site.

 

Studies to Develop the Health TAPESTRY Pragmatic RCT for Older Adults

  • Persona Scenarios – This was a qualitative process where patients, health care providers, volunteers, and community organization members worked together to help co-develop the proposed intervention for older adults through imagined scenarios.
  • Health TAPESTRY-Older Adults (TAP-OA) Pilot – This was a 16-week pilot study in the Hamilton site that used developmental evaluation to understand the experiences of the varied stakeholders within Health TAPESTRY and to adapt the approach to best fit all stakeholders involved.
  • Developmental Evaluation - The pilot study was designed as a program evaluation that employed a developmental evaluation to describe and track the iterative evolution of the Health TAPESTRY approach. Program decisions were tracked and retrospectively analyzed to catalogue learnings in the developmental stage. This allowed for rapid response to address real-time issues in the pilot and allow stakeholders to contribute to the intervention’s design.

 

Studies to Develop Health TAPESTRY-HC-DM (Health Connectors for Diabetes Management)

  • Persona Scenarios – This was a qualitative process where patients, health care providers, volunteers, and community organization members worked together to co-develop the proposed intervention for patients with diabetes and hypertensions through imagined scenarios.
  • Pilot and Usability Study – The pilot study of TAP-HC-DM evaluated the feasibility of the online Healthy Lifestyle App, and how people with diabetes and hypertension were able to use it.
.
.
.