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Table 1 Overview on time points of measurement

From: Schema therapy versus cognitive behavioral therapy versus individual supportive therapy for depression in an inpatient and day clinic setting: study protocol of the OPTIMA-RCT

Study week T0 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 T9
   Treatment phase   
Primary outcome
 BDI x x x x x x x x x x
Secondary outcomes
 MADRS x     x    x x x
 M-CIDI x        x x x
 WHODAS x     x    x   
 WHOQOL x     x    x   
 Self-reports x x x x x x x x x x
MOCs and process measures
 Self-reports x x x x x x x x x x
 Actimetrya xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx   
 Psychophysiology   xx xx xx xx xx xx xx   
 EMA xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx   
Potential predictors
 Neuropsychologya x        x x  
 ECGa x        x   
 Biological parameters 55ml     28ml    28ml 28ml 28ml
 Neuroimaging x        x   
 Learning Task   x       x   
  1. Note: T0 = baseline measures before treatment start; T1 = first study week; etc.; T8 = six months follow-up; T9 = 24 months follow-up; x = one time point of measurement per week; xx = two time points of measurement per week; xxx = quasi continuous data collection ranging from three times per day (EMA) to every 30 seconds (actimetry). aAssessment domains are obligatory; Secondary outcome self-reports include BSI, WHODAS, and WHO-QOL; For further details on the MOC measures (particularly common factor measures) see Additional file 1: Appendix A.