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Table 1 Overview and timing of measurements

From: Can virtual nature improve patient experiences and memories of dental treatment? A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Measures Times Completed by Using Where
  After preoperative assessment During treatment After treatment Follow-up    
Dental anxiety X (T1)   X (T2) X (T3) Patient Questionnaire after preoperative assessment (T1) At the practice (waiting room) (T1 and T2)
Questionnaire for the patient after treatment (T2) Via phone (T3)
Follow-up questionnaire (T3)
Treatment characteristics    X   Staff Data recording sheet for staff At the practice
Patient characteristics    X   Staff Data recording sheet for staff At the practice
Self-reported oral health status X     Patient Questionnaire after preoperative assessment At the practice (waiting room)
Anticipated pain and anxiety X     Patient Questionnaire after preoperative assessment At the practice (waiting room)
Demographics    X   Patient Questionnaire for the patient after treatment At the practice (waiting room)
Previous cancellations    X     
Treatment experience    X   Patient Questionnaire for the patient after treatment At the practice (waiting room)
Stress (physiological)   X    Staff Pulse oximeter In treatment area
Virtual reality experience    X   Patient Questionnaire for the patient after treatment At the practice (waiting room)
Dental experience    X   Patient Questionnaire for the patient after treatment At the practice (waiting room)
Memories (follow-up)     X Patient Follow-up questionnaire Via phone