Table 1

Schedule of events

Specific activityScreeningBaseline/
randomisation
Intervention
(0–3 weeks postrandomisation)
6 weeks±1 week3 months±1
week
6 months±1 weeks12 months±1 weeks
Check eligibility of potential participant X
Provide patient information sheet X
Take informed consent X
Baseline clinical data collection X
Randomisation X
VAT-PD or IPC X
VAS scores for dyspnoea and chest pain X X X X X X
EQ-5D and
EORTC QLQC30
X X X X X X
Review/reporting of patient AEs/SAEs X X X X X X
Qualitative interviews X
Clinical follow-up data X X X X
Health service and resource use data X X X X X
  • AEs, adverse events; EORTC, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality Life Questionnaire; EQ, EuroQoL; IPC, indwelling pleural catheter; SAEs, serious adverse events; VAS, visual analogue scale; VAT-PD, video-assisted thoracoscopic partial pleurectomy/decortication.