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Table 2 Content of baseline and follow-up questionnaires

From: Dosing study of massage for chronic neck pain: protocol for the dose response evaluation and analysis of massage [DREAM] trial

Measure Baseline (telephone) 5-week (telephone) 12-week (telephone) 10, 16, 20, and 39 wks** (internet) 26-week (telephone)
BASELINE CHARACTERISTICS
Sociodemographic characteristics x     
Neck pain history & current episode x     
Expectations of treatment x     
Knowledge of and experience with massage x     
CORE SET OF RECOMMENDED OUTCOMES FOR NECK PAIN STUDIES
*Neck Disability Index (dysfunction) x x x x x
* Pain intensity x x x x x
General Health Status (SF-36) x x    
Neck – related disability days in prior week x x x   x
Satisfaction with care for neck problem x x x   
Work Status x x x   x
Patient Global Rating of Improvement   x x   x
TREATMENT-RELATED INFORMATION
Adverse experiences attributed to treatment   x x   
Home practice recommendations   x x   
POTENTIAL CO-INTERVENTIONS
Use of medication for neck pain x x x   x
Neck exercises x x x   x
Use of other co-interventions for neck pain   x x   x
OTHER MEASURES
Perceived Stress x x x   x
  1. * Co-primary outcome measures. Groups 2–6 and natural history controls only; Group 1 will have additional phone interviews at 10, 17, 31 weeks.
  2. ** Internet questionnaires will be completed by participants in Groups 2–6 and the natural history study on this timeframe. Group 1 will complete internet questionnaires at 15, 21, and 25 weeks. Group 1 only.