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Table 1 Summary of study activities, objectives, and structure

From: Exposure therapy for PTSD during pregnancy: a feasibility, acceptability, and case series study of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)

Time point Measures Session objectives and activities Platform
Eligibility Screening Form
PCL-5
C-SSRS
CAPS-5 (Dissociation)
Determine individual’s eligibility for study Structured Interview
Session 1 Demographics
Pre-Tx Expectations
PCL-5 + LEC
EPDS
Psychoeducation of trauma and PTSD
Laying out the Lifeline of significant life events
stones” = traumas
candles” = losses/grief
flowers” = positive events
sticks” = harm caused to others
In-person
Session 2 PCL-5
EPDS
First exposure session In-person
Sessions 3–4 PCL-5
EPDS
Subsequent exposure sessions In-person
Session 5 PCL-5
EPDS
Final exposure session Telehealth
Session 6 PCL-5
EPDS
Final reading of the full trauma narrative Telehealth
1-Week Post-Tx PCL-5
EPDS
Participant Satisfaction
NAQ
Assessment of psychopathology symptoms and treatment evaluation Self-report Questionnaire
  1. Note: 1-Week Post-Tx = one week after last treatment session; PCL-5 = PTSD Symptom Checklist for DSM-5; C-SSRS = Columbia–Suicide Severity Rating Scale; CAPS-5 = Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale for DSM–5, dissociative items only; Pre-Tx Expectations = pre-treatment expectations; LEC = Life Events Checklist for DSM-5; EPDS = Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale; NAQ = NET Acceptability Questionnaire