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Table 1 Schedule of enrollment, interventions, and assessments

From: Early father-infant skin-to-skin contact and its effect on the neurodevelopmental outcomes of moderately preterm infants in China: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Time point Study Period
Enrolment Allocation Post-allocation
-t 1   t 1 t 2 t 3 t 4 t 5 t 6 t 7
Eligibility screen X         
Informed consent X         
Randomization and allocation   X        
SSC group    X       
TC group    X       
State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, STAI     X   X    
Salivary cortisol      X     
Brazelton Neonatal Assessment Scale, BNAS       X    
Neuroimaging        X   
Infant Neurological International Battery, INFANIB        X   
Paternal Postnatal Attachment Scale, PPAS         X X
  1. t1 = During hospitalization
  2. t2 = 1 day to 3 days after birth
  3. t3 = 10-15 days after birth
  4. t4 = 37 weeks of corrected age or before discharge
  5. t5 = 38-42 weeks of corrected age
  6. t6 = 4 months after discharge
  7. t7 = 6 months after discharge