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Table 2 Measurement overview caregivers

From: A blended psychosocial support program for partners of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and progressive muscular atrophy: protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Outcome Instrument T0 T1 T2 T3
 Caregiver, patient, and care characteristics iMTA Valuation of Informal Care Questionnaire x    
Primary outcome
 Psychological distress Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale x x x x
Secondary outcomes
 Quality of life Care-related Quality of Life −7 + Care-related Quality of Life - VAS x x x x
 Burden Zarit Burden Interview + Self-Rated Burden scale x x x x
 Self-efficacy Revised scale for caregiving self-efficacy x x x x
 Satisfaction with relationship Satisfaction Questionnaire x x x x
 Social Support Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support x x x x
 Behavioral changes patient Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Frontotemporal Dementia- Questionnaire x x x x
 Physical functioning patient Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale- Revised x x x x
 Evaluation intervention Client Satisfaction Questionnaire + Self developed scale   xb   xc
  1. aT0 = Baseline, T1 = 3 months, T2 = 6 months, T3 = 9 months
  2. bonly for the intervention group
  3. conly for the wait-list control group