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Table 4 Implementation and timeline for the CASTLE study

From: The role of micro-organisms (Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans) in the pathogenesis of breast pain and infection in lactating women: study protocol

Date Activity
May 2009 Study co-ordinator appointed to oversee all aspects of CASTLE
Sept 2009 Approval granted from Medical Advisory committee at Frances Perry House (7 September 2009). Approval already granted by La Trobe University (2 November 2008) and the Royal Women's Hospital (20 February 2007).
Tracking database set-up.
Questionnaires, protocols and procedures finalised.
Oct 2009 2 part-time (0.5) research assistants appointed
Nov 2009 - June 2010 Research scientist commences.
Recruitment of participants to the microbiological aspects of the study and follow up for 8 weeks.
June 2010 - May 2011 Approval for psychological component of CASTLE granted by the Royal Women's Hospital (2 June 2010).
Recruitment of participants to the microbiological and psychological aspects of the study and follow up for 8 weeks.
Feb 2010 - Sept 2011 Data entry and cleaning
Sept 2011 - March 2012 Data analysis
Sept 2011 - Sept 2012 Summary of results to participants
Write up papers for publication
Presentation at conferences