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Table 1 Content of the different modules

From: Internet-based cognitive behavioural self-help for premenstrual syndrome: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Week Content of the module
  Cognitive strategies Behavioural changes in lifestyle
1 Module 1: Psychoeducation about PMS/PMDD and its aetiology
2 Module C1: Psychoeducation about the role of thoughts and the relationship to feelings and behaviour (cognitive triad) Module B1: Psychoeducation about the interrelation between stress and PMS and learning of relaxation techniques
3 Module C2: Transfer to PMS-specific context Module B2: Psychoeducation about the interdependency between alimentation, sport and PMS
4 Module C3: Restructuring of dysfunctional cognitions Module B3: Integration of sports into daily life by motivational plans and strategies
5 Module C4: Psychoeducation about PMS-specific myths and application of learned cognitive strategies Module B4: Balanced diet and implementation into daily life
6 Module C5: Psychoeducation about helpful thoughts and development of new appraisals Module B5: Psychoeducation about the influence of stress-related errors in reasoning
7 Module C6: PMS-specific behaviour (healthcare utilisation, protection, communication) Module B6: Training of consumption and implementation of positive activities into daily life
8 Module 8: Review of the training and relapse-prevention
  1. PMDD, premenstrual dysphoric disorder; PMS, premenstrual syndrome.