Chapter 5. Timeline

Design and Evaluation of Three Administration on Aging (AoA) Programs: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Evaluation Design—Final Evaluation Design Report (continued)

For planning purposes, we anticipate that an evaluation with either of the RCT or PSM design will take approximately 4 years to complete, as follows:

  • In Year 1, the environmental scan and evaluation design would be completed, CDSMP sites would be selected, the survey instrument would be finalized, the IRB and PRA packages would be developed and submitted, CDSMP sites would be trained on data collection (for random assignment and administration of baseline survey), and survey administrators would be trained.
  • In Year 2, upon OMB clearance, participants would be consented and randomly assigned to treatment and control status during a 12 month intake period for the RCT design. PSM design will not include randomization. Baseline survey data collection would take place for most of the participants, followed by any necessary survey revisions. Web-based host site surveys will be completed. CDSMP sites would be monitored for data submittal compliance, and technical assistance would be offered as needed. First follow up phone survey would be conducted (the 6-month survey) for most of the participants.
  • In Year 3, the baseline and the 6-month surveys would be completed and the 12-month phone survey will be conducted with most of the participants. First round of Medicare administrative data with six months of claims run-out will be acquired. It is assumed that AoA will enter into an agreement with CMS that allows the evaluation contractor receive Medicare data as soon as the claims run-out period is over. For the RCT option, this data will be used for participation analysis. For the PSM option, this data will be used to find matching comparison cases. CDSMP sites would be monitored for data submittal compliance, and technical assistance would be offered as needed.
  • In Year 4, the 12-month survey will be completed. Second round of Medicare data with six months of claims run-out will be acquired and analyzed. It is assumed that AoA will enter into an agreement with CMS that allows the evaluation contractor receive Medicare data as soon as the claims run-out period is over. Final report will be produced.

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