TABLE 1

Schedule of events for patient-participants and care-participants

VisitCall-out (Baseline)48 hDay 14Day 30Month 6
Day02 (±0 days)14 (±7 days)30 (±7 days)183 (±7 days)
Procedure/assessment
Inclusion/exclusion criteria assessmentx
Call-out informed consentx
NRS 0–10 breathlessness every 2 min (patient)
0 not breathless to 10 worst breathlessness
x
Routinely collected paramedic data (pulse, respiratory rate, blood pressure, SpO2 with air, SpO2 with oxygen and working impression)x
Demographic measures (patient and carer)x
Index Ambulance Call-out outcomex
Further call-outs in 48 h after index call-outx
Follow-up informed consentx
Interview (patient and carer)x
Health service utilisation questionnaire (patient)xxx
SF-36 (patient)xxx
CRQ-dyspnoea questionnaire (patient)xxX

NRS: Numerical Rating Scale; SpO2: oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry; SF-36: 36-item Short-Form Health Survey; CRQ: Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire.