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Table 8 Participant observation of selected ETPB and MB groups

From: A realist process evaluation of Enhanced Triple P for Baby and Mellow Bumps, within a Trial of Healthy Relationship Initiatives for the Very Early years (THRIVE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Setting up
Getting there (transport), reception on arrival, comfort of room and facilities
What session is being delivered: content and materials, including how closely this complies with MB/ETPB packs/content of training
Who is delivering session?
How many mothers-to-be (and partners) in attendance?
Style of facilitator
How mothers-to-be/parents interact with each other
Facilitator/mother-to-be/parent interaction
Level and nature of participation
Facilitator style
Key mechanisms. How do participants react to these?
Response to any home-based tasks that may have been set between sessions
Atmosphere/dynamics of the group
What happens when the class ends?
Researcher’s role, as negotiated with facilitators and participants
  1. ETPB Enhanced Triple B for Baby, MB Mellow Bumps