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Table 2 Tools, methods and description of information collected in the trial

From: STI in remote communities: improved and enhanced primary health care (STRIVE) study protocol: a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing ‘usual practice’ STI care to enhanced care in remote primary health care services in Australia

Tool Method and frequency Description of data collected
Site description assessment • Conducted by regional STRIVE Coordinators at baseline and the start of each year in all health services Broad description of:
• Updated annually with any contextual information that may impact on delivery of STI services (i) Current sexual health activities, including health promotion activities
Systems Assessment • Conducted by regional STRIVE Coordinators annually in health services randomised to the SHQIP Information on:
(i) Health hardware
(ii) Clinical services
(iii) Patient information systems
(iv) Health promotion
(v) Organizational commitment to sexual health
(vi) Surveillance and evaluation
Quantitative STI testing and clinical management data • Collated from one or more of the following sources: (i) Patient consultation data and associated demographics
(i) Health service patient information management systems (ii) STI testing, retesting and treatment outcomes Laboratory test result
(ii ) STI templates within patient management systems
(iii) Contact tracing forms
(iv) Laboratory data
• Extracted 6 monthly for all health services
STI prevalence assessment • Each person attending the clinic aged 16-34 will be offered a STI screening test for all three STIs (i) Prevalence of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and trichomonas in 16-34 year olds in STRIVE trial clusters
• 50 men and 50 women from each cluster will be included
• Takes place on an annual basis in all health services