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Table 1 Overview of data collection group sizes and response rates for the different measurement instruments

From: Feasibility of a mental practice intervention in stroke patients in nursing homes; a process evaluation

Measurement instrument Use of measurement instrument (aim) Attending, completed or received Attending rate, Response rate Comments
Pre structured patient files Number of patients treated: 16 Determine delivery of mandatory part of framework (step reached and amount of therapy sessions) Patient files (n = 14) Response rate: 88% Two patients dropped out before ending of six week intervention, leaving 16 patients treated. In another two patients the pre structured registration form was not used.14 patient files were therefore checked.
Patient logs Determine delivery of mandatory part of framework (use of unguided MP outside of therapy) Filled in correctly (n = 58) by 12 participants Response rate: 75% Twelve out of 16 patients used a log for one or more weeks, at average five logs per patient during 6 weeks.
Questionnaire therapists at end of the trial Number of questionnaires handed out: 14 Assess therapists' opinions and experiences with MP Completed (n = 7), but 11 therapists contributed Response rates: Therapists: 79%, Questionnaires: 57% One questionnaire was filled in by 2 therapists, and another by four therapists
Questionnaire patients after six week intervention Number of questionnaires handed out: 15 Assess patients' opinions and experiences with MP Completed (n = 14) Response rate: 93% One patient did not receive a questionnaire (forgotten). Of the 15 questionnaires given out, one was not completed.
  1. MP = mental practice