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Table 3 Study calendar for individual patient activities

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

  Week number
Schedule of treatments and assessments Pre-study and randomization Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13-14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18-19 Wk 20 Wk 21 Wk 22-24 Wk 25 Wk 26 Wk 27-30 Wk 31 Wk 32-38 Wk 39
Wait list Control (Group 1)   y y y y  
Primary Treatment Period   
(Groups 2-6)   z z z z  
Primary Treatment Period   
(Group 1)    y y y y  
Secondary Treatment Period   
(50% of Groups 2 - 6)    z z z z z z  
Informed Consent  
  x, y  
Baseline Characteristics x, y   y  
Primary Outcomes x, y   x, y   x, y x   y x y   x y   y x   y   x
Secondary Outcomes x, y   x, y   y x   y   x   y   
Adverse Events    z   y z    
Potential Co-interventions x, y   x, y   y x   y   x   y  
Other Measures x, y   x, y   y x   y   x   y  
  1. Legend: y=Group 1; x=Groups 2-6 & Natural History Controls; z=Group 2 - 6 only;=Internet survey.