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Table 1 Data collection schedule. Measurement times and variables used in the study.

From: Randomised controlled study in the primary healthcare sector to investigate the effectiveness and safety of auriculotherapy for the treatment of uncomplicated chronic rachialgia: a study protocol

Visit No. T0 Weekly treatment T1 T2
Week No. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 24
Data provided by the patient            
Pain intensity (VAS 100 mm) X          X X
Multidimensional pain evaluation (MPQ-SV) X          X X
Quality of life (SF-12) X          X X
Analgesics and antiinflammatory drugs prescribed X          X X
Sociodemographic variables X           
Credibility and expectations     X        
Improvement perceived by the patient           X  
Assessment of blinding effectiveness           X  
Data provided by the therapist            
Multidimensional pain evaluation (LT) X X X X X X X X X X X
Auricular points used   X X X X X X X X X  
Adverse events   X X X X X X X X X  
Economic evaluation            
Direct and indirect costs: healthcare professionals and patients X          X X
  1. VAS 100 mm: Visual analogue scale (0–100 mm); MPQ-SV: McGill Pain Questionnaire, Spanish version; LT: Lattinen test