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Table 1 Measurement of outcome variables at baseline (Time 1), post-intervention (Time 2), and 12 months follow-up (Time 3)

From: Randomised controlled trial of a secondary prevention program for myocardial infarction patients ('ProActive Heart'): study protocol

  Targets based on Heart Foundation guidelines [5] Instrument
Primary Outcome Variables   
Quality of Life Improvement in Health-related Quality of Life Short Form 36 [25]
Physical Activity At least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on five or more days per week (150 minutes minimum) Active Australia Survey [29]
Secondary Outcome Variables   
Nutrition Establish/maintain healthy eating patterns, with saturated and trans fatty acid ≤8% of total energy intake Cancer Council of Victoria Food Frequency Questionnaire (CCVFFQ)[30]
Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference Waist measurement ≤ 94 cm (males) or ≤ 80 cm (females) and BMI <25 kg/m2 Self Report
Alcohol Low risk consumption CCVFFQ
Smoking Complete cessation
Avoid passive smoking
Self report
Psychosocial management Improvement in depression and decreased social isolation Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [31]
ENRICHD Social Support Instrument [32]
Blood Lipids Total blood cholesterol<4.0 mmol/l; LDL-cholesterol <2.5; HDL-cholesterol > 1.0 mmol/l; Triglycerides < 2.0 mmol/l Medical records
Blood pressure Adults≥65: <140/90 mmHg), adults<65: <130/85 mmHg (dependent on age, presence of diabetes, proteinuria and renal insufficiency) Medical Records
Glycaemic Control Identify undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes; maintain optimal blood glucose level in those with diabetes (HbA1c1 ≤ 7%) Medical Records
Pharmacological Management Anti-platelet agents, ACE2 Inhibitors, Beta-blockers, Statins, Anticoagulants
Medication Compliance
Medical Records
Morisky Medication Compliance Survey [33]
Angina Controlled Angina Seattle Angina Questionnaire [34]
  1. 1. Glycosylated haemoglobin.
  2. 2. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor.