Table 5

Data collected as part of the process evaluation

Outcome measures or rationale for data collectionData collected throughTime of data collection
To assess carers’ perceptions of Namaste Care (intervention arm) or carers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of usual care (control arm)Interviews conducted by the researcherApproximately 16–24 weeks after the first resident is recruited at the nursing home
(If a resident dies during the trial then the informal carer will be approached at least 8 weeks after the resident’s death)
Staff members’ perceptions of Namaste Care (intervention arm) or perceptions of the effectiveness of usual care (control arm)Interviews conducted by the researcherApproximately 24 weeks after the first resident is recruited at the nursing home
To assess the fidelity, acceptability and appropriateness of Namaste Care (intervention arm) or assess effectiveness of usual care (control arm)Observations conducted by the researcherApproximately 2, 4 and 24 weeks after the start of the intervention for nursing homes in the intervention arm
Approximately 2 and 4 weeks after the first resident is recruited for nursing homes in the control arm
To assess the fidelity, acceptability and appropriateness of the Namaste Care (intervention arm)Data log completed by the staff delivering the Namaste Care sessionThroughout the intervention