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Table 2 The timeline of enrolment, interventions and assessments

From: A study protocol of mobile phone app-based cognitive behaviour training for the prevention of postpartum depression among high-risk mothers

  Study period
Enrolment Allocation Intervention Follow-up
Timepoint   t0 1st week 2nd week 3rd week 4th week 5th week 6th week t1 t2 t3
Enrolment:
 eligibility screen           
 informed consent           
 allocation            
Interventions:
 intervention group       
 control group       
Assessments:*
 baseline            
 immediately after the last intervention            
 3 months following the intervention            
 6 months following the intervention           
  1. *Variables assessed at baseline include demographic factors, socioeconomic factors, depression status, negative emotion symptoms, parenting competence
  2. *Variables assessed at other three times are the same, they were depression status, negative emotion symptoms, parenting competence