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Table 1 Description of the four phases of a peer support program

From: The process of developing and implementing a telephone-based peer support program for postpartum depression: evidence from two randomized controlled trials

PHASE I: DEVELOP THE INTERVENTION
Step 1) Establish the project aim
Step 2) Recruit peer volunteers
Step 3) Traini peer volunteers
Step 4) Screen/accept peer volunteers
PHASE II: IMPLEMENT THE INTERVENTION
Step 5) Recruit postpartum women to participate
Step 6) Initiate contact between peer volunteers and postpartum women
Step 7) Provide peer support
PHASE III: MAINTAIN THE INTERVENTION
Step 8) Monitor the intervention initiation and implementation
Step 9) Support the peer volunteers
Step 10) Review participant safety and negative effects of the intervention
PHASE IV: EVALUATE THE PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM
Step 11) Evaluation of the telephone support program by peer volunteers
Step 12) Evaluation of the telephone support program by participants