Skip to main content

Table 2 Time schedule for various points during study period

From: Effect of perioperative cognitive behavioural therapy on chronic post-surgical pain among breast cancer patients with high pain catastrophising characteristics: protocol for a double-blinded randomised controlled trial

   Study period
  Enrolment Allocation Post-allocation Primary and secondary outcomes
Time point -t1 0 14 days pre-op 7 days pre- op Intra-operative 24-48 h post-op 7 days post- op 14 days post- op 30 days 90 days
Eligibility screen (inclusion and exclusion criteria) X          
Informed consent X          
Baseline PCS (> 24: eligible to enrol) X          
Randomisation   X         
CBT session group    X X    X X   
PEM session group    X X    X X   
Patient demographics and characteristics X          
Intraoperative data      X      
BPI   X        X X
QoR-15       X     
PCS x         X X
HADS          X X
  1. PCS Pain Catastrophising Scale, CBT cognitive behavioural therapy, PEM pain education and mindfulness, BPI Brief Pain Inventory score, QoR-15 Quality of Recovery-15 score, HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale