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Table 1 Primary and secondary outcome measures for all participants from weeks 0 to 24

From: A randomized controlled longitudinal naturalistic trial testing the effects of automatic self transcending meditation on heart rate variability in late life depression: study protocol

Evaluations Enrol-ment Randomisation/Interventions Follow-ups
  Week 0 Week 1 Week 4 Week 8 Week 12 Week 24
Assessment of eligibility      
Informed Consent      
Heart rate variability, Blood pressure, Respiratory excursion    
To be completed by examiner:      
SCID
Suicide risk assessment  
Concomitant medication adherence record  
CIRS-G      
HAMD  
PASE  
CGI   
MMSE      
To be completed by participant:  
GDS
GAI  
QOLPSV  
TSES  
  1. List of abbreviations:
  2. HAMD-17: 17 item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, CGI: Clinical Global Impression, GDS: Geriatric Depression Scale, GAI: Geriatric Anxiety Inventory, MMSE: Mini Mental State Examination, PASE: Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly, CIRS-G: Clinician Illness Rating Scale-Geriatric version, QOLPSV: Quality of Life Profile: Seniors Version.
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