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Table 1 Eligibility Criteria vs. Source Document

From: Acupressure for persistent cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors (AcuCrft): a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Criteria Source Assessor
Female breast cancer survivors Medical Records, Michigan Tumor Registry, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Cancer free Medical Records, Michigan Tumor Registry, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Completed treatment (i.e., surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, etc.) at least one year prior Medical Records, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Capable of self-administering acupressure Observation at screening visit Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Complaint of fatigue Brief Fatigue Inventory score of ≥ 4 Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Pregnant or planning to become pregnant Pregnancy test, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Fatigue causing comorbidities (e.g. anemia, fibromyalgia diagnosis prior to breast cancer) Medical Records, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Medication changes Review of Concomitant Medications, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Acupuncture/Acupressure w/in 6 months Communication with potential participant Study Coordinator
Non-Breast cancer diagnosis w/in 10 years Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse
Medications for insomnia Medical Records, Review of Concomitant Medications Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Untreated major depressive disorder and suicidal ideations PRIME-MD (‘several days’ indicated on question 2i) Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Final, overall eligibility Potential participant’s final review of eligibility Principal Investigator