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Table 1 Schedule of enrolment, interventions, and assessments

From: Neck-specific exercises with internet-based support compared to neck-specific exercises at a physiotherapy clinic for chronic whiplash-associated disorders: study protocol of a randomized controlled multicentre trial

  STUDY PERIOD
Enrolment Allocation Post-allocation Close-out
    t 1 t 2 t 3 t x
TIMEPOINTc 0 0
ENROLMENT
Eligibility screen X      
Informed consent X      
Allocation   X     
INTERVENTIONSa
NSE    X X X  
NSEIT    X X X  
ASSESSMENTSb
Demographic data X   X    
Self-reported outcomes (questionnaires)    X X X X
Clinical outcome    X X X X
  1. aNSE = 12 weeks of neck-specific exercise at physiotherapy clinic, NSEIT = 12 weeks of neck-specific exercise with 4 appointments at physiotherapy clinic + Internet support
  2. bQuestionnaires on various aspects of disability, pain, psychosocial factors, etc., including the main outcome the Neck Disability Index. Clinical outcomes including neck muscle endurance, range of motion, neurological tests, etc.
  3. ct1 = baseline, t2 = 3-month follow-up, t3 = 15-month follow-up, tx = 15-month follow-up (12 months post-intervention)