Sub-Studies

Sub-Studies - 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 screen 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, based on the randomized controlled trial in older adults.
  • Interprofessional Team Implementation Research – This qualitative study explored the implementation of the Health TAPESTRY approach across all components of the intervention in the Hamilton site, focusing on teamwork and collaboration.
  • 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 is 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 (see below) to understand the processes of Health TAPESTRY for all stakeholders.
  • Developmental Evaluation - The pilot study was designed as a program evaluation that employed developmental evaluation to describe and tracke 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 within the pilot as allow stakeholders to contribute to the intervention’s design.

 

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

  • Persona Scenarios – This is 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/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.
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