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Table 3 VA DPP funding sources and IRB approvals

From: Implementation and evaluation of the VA DPP clinical demonstration: protocol for a multi-site non-randomized hybrid effectiveness-implementation type III trial

Aims Data type Funding IRB approvals
Quantitative data
2 Weight and A1c lab results: baseline and follow-up NCP QIa Data collection approved as QI
SDPb Data access and analysis approved by five IRBsc
2, 3 Baseline patient surveys RRPd Approved by five IRBs
2, 3 Follow-up patient surveys SDP Approved by five IRBs
3 EQ5D survey RRP Approved by five IRBs
SDP
2, 3 Administrative utilization data linked to patient survey data SDP Approved by five IRBs for consented patients only
3 Staff time logs NCP QI Data collection approved as QI
Data access and analysis approved by the research coordinating center’s IRB and the site conducting the cost analyses IRB
• Included as information only in IRB applications for sites implementing the VA DPP
Qualitative data
1 Early implementation staff interviews NCP QI Data collection approved as QI
SDP Data access and analysis approved by the research coordinating center’s IRB
• Included as information only in IRB applications for sites implementing the VA DPP
1 Late implementation staff interviews, site visit field notes SDP Approved by the research coordinating center’s IRB
• Included as information only in IRB applications for sites implementing the VA DPP
2 Patient interviews SDP Approved by the research coordinating center’s IRB
• Included as information only in IRB applications for sites implementing the VA DPP
1 Fidelity assessments, meeting notes, document artifacts (e.g., emails) NCP QI Data collection approved as QI
SDP Data access and analysis approved by the research coordinating center’s IRB
• Included as information only in IRB applications for sites implementing the VA DPP
  1. aQI: quality initiative funded by the National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP).
  2. bSDP: Service Directed Project funded by the VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) program; 2 year grant (12–549).
  3. cIRB: Institutional Review Boards are located at the three sites implementing the VA DPP, the research coordinating center, and the site conducting the cost analyses.
  4. dRRP: Rapid Response Project funded by the VA QUERI program; 1 year grant (12–440).