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Table 1 Summary of the study

From: Prevention care for secondary health conditions among people living with spinal cord injuries: research protocol

  Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5
Objectives To identify the prevalence of secondary health conditions (SHC) and associated factors To identify the range of prevention strategies for secondary health conditions experienced by people living with spinal cord injuries (PLSCI) To explore experiences of SHC and strategies used to prevent SHC To explore contextual factors influencing prevention of SHC among PLSCI To develop a prevention model of care for SHC
Data needed SHC and associated factors (types, frequency) Prevention strategies for SHC Experiences of SHC and prevention strategies Personal factors
Environmental factors influencing prevention
Components for the model of care
Study design Record review Scoping review Semi-structured interviews Semi-structured interviews Nominal group discussion
Location Tertiary hospital and rehabilitation hospitals   Rehabilitation hospital Rehabilitation hospital Rehabilitation hospital
Source of data Patient records Relevant literature (published and unpublished)
All study designs
People living with spinal cord injuries
PLSCI, caregivers
Health professionals (occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dieticians, speech therapist, social worker, psychologist)
Group 1: Care users—PLSCI and caregivers
Group 2: Experts in SCI rehabilitation therapists, lecturers
Group 3: Rehabilitation managers and policy makers
Sample size 323 patients records   Minimum 15 people with spinal cord injuries Minimum 15 people with spinal cord injuries
Minimum 15 caregivers
Minimum 15 health professionals
5 to 9 participants per group
Inclusion criteria PLSCI records admitted at a tertiary hospital (Jan 2016–September 2017)
PLSCI using OPD clinic at a rehabilitation hospital (Jan 2016–September 2017)
Population: People living with spinal cord injuries female and male, 18 years and above
Concept: Prevention strategies for secondary health conditions in terms of rehabilitation, health promotion, assistive technology and policy
Context: community, home setting and clinical based studies (hospital and primary health care centres)
PLSCI attending OPD clinic PLSCI at the OPD clinic
Caregivers of PLSCI
Health professionals at the rehabilitation hospital
PLSCI and caregivers from phase three
Therapists, Lecturers who teach spinal cord injury; Rehabilitation managers; Policy makers
Procedure and instrumentation Questionnaire Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewers Manual 2015: Methodology for JBI scoping reviews Interviews
Interview guide
Interview guide
Nominal group technique
Data analysis Descriptive statistics
Frequencies and percentages
Logistic regression analysis
Narrative summary on the number of studies found addressing the study question, study designs, the range of prevention strategies for secondary health conditions Thematic content analysis Thematic content analysis Qualitative data: thematic content analysis
Quantitative data: descriptive statistics