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Table 1 Study design and timeline

From: Feasibility and acceptability of a nursing intervention with family caregiver on self-care among heart failure patients: a randomized pilot trial

Template adapted from the SPIRIT guideline
Participants timeline In hospital After hospitalization
Enrolment and baseline measures Randomization Before discharge encounters Post-discharge encounters One-month measures
Control group Patient and caregiver Usual care Usual care    
Intervention group Patient Usual care and encounter #1 Usual care Encounter #3 Encounter #4 Encounter #5
Caregiver Usual care and encounter #1 Usual care and encounter #2 Encounter #3 Encounter #4 Encounter #5