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Table 1 Study timeline

From: Management of hypertension and multiple risk factors to enhance cardiovascular health in Singapore: The SingHypertension cluster randomized trial

  2016 2017 2018 2019
Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Protocol development X               
Training of research coordinators and physicians X   X X     X        
Training of nurses for motivational counseling (yearly refresher training)   X    X     X       
Obtaining informed consent, recruitment, and baseline interview     X X X X         
Auditing and site visit monitoring (every 2 weeks)     X X X X X X X X X X X X
Trial supervision    X     X     X     X
Monthly Trial Management Committee meeting     X X X X X X X X X X X X
Telephone follow-up by nurses (monthly until 3 months and then every 3 months)     X X X X X X X X X X X X
Follow-up by clinical research coordinators (every 4 months by telephone; annually on site)      X X X X X X X X X X X
Data Safety and Monitoring Board meeting (every 6 months)   X    X   X   X   X   X   X
Trial Steering Committee Meeting (every 6 months)   X   X   X   X   X   X   X  
Quality assessment    X    X    X    X    X
Progress or interim report       X          
Data analysis               X X
Manuscript writing               X X
Final report               X X