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Table 1 Interventions

From: Blended CBT versus face-to-face CBT: a randomised non-inferiority trial

Session number Format of delivery Content Example of exercise
  B-CBT
1 F2F Introduction and psychoeducation about depression and the treatment Find a helper
2 Online module Introduction to the programme, psychoeducation about depression, and goals for the treatment Problem- goal list
3 F2F Idiosyncratic model of the disorder Cognitive case formulation
4 Online module Psychoeducation about behaviour in depression Activity registration
5 F2F Accordance between personal values and behaviour. Introduction to cognitive restructuring. Simple exercise for cognitive restructuring
6 Online module Changing behaviour based on activity registration and personal values Activity planning
7 F2F Psychoeducation about negative automatic thoughts and cognitive restructuring. Cognitive restructuring exercise
8 Online module Psychoeducation about negative automatic thoughts and cognitive restructuring. Cognitive restructuring exercise
9 F2F Psychoeducation about behavioural experiments. Decision is made whether to include one or both of the extra modules Behavioural experiment
10 Online module (A, B) Behavioural experiments. (A: psychoeducation about core beliefs, B: coping with rumination) Behavioural experiment (A: challenge core beliefs, B: test three techniques for coping with rumination)
11 F2F Summing up, relapse prevention Continuation of preferred exercises
12 Online module Summing up, relapse prevention Personal relapse prevention plan
  TAU
1 F2F Introduction and psychoeducation about depression and the treatment Find a helper
2 F2F Psychoeducation and goals for the treatment Problem- goallist
3 F2F Idiosyncratic model of the disorder Cognitive case formulation
4 F2F Psychoeducation about behaviour in depression Activity registration
5 F2F Accordance between personal values and behaviour. Introduction to cognitive restructuring. Simple exercise for cognitive restructuring
6 F2F Changing behaviour based on activity registration and personal values Activity planning
7 F2F Psychoeducation about negative automatic thoughts and cognitive restructuring. Cognitive restructuring exercise
8 F2F Psychoeducation about negative automatic thoughts and cognitive restructuring. Cognitive restructuring exercise
9 F2F Psychoeducation about behavioural experiments. Behavioural experiment
10 F2F Psychoeducation about core beliefs or continue working on behavioural experiments Challenge core beliefs or behavioural experiment
11 F2F Psychoeducation about rumination or beginning of relapse prevention Test three techniques to cope with rumination or start personal relapse prevention plan and continuation of preferred exercise
12 F2F Summing up, relapse prevention Personal relapse prevention plan