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Table 1 Schedule for the treatment and outcome measurements

From: Efficacy and safety of Myofascial-meridian Release Acupuncture (MMRA) for chronic neck pain: a study protocol for randomized, patient- and assessor-blinded, sham controlled trial

Visit S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Week 1 2   3 4
Informed consent         
Demographic characteristics         
Vital signs
Blood test        
Medical history         
Inclusion/Exclusion criteria         
Conformity assessment         
Treatment expectancy questionnaire         
Random allocation          
Treatment  
Prescription of rescue medicine          
PI-NRS  
NDI         
CROM         
HRV         
Perceived stress scale         
EQ-5D         
PGIC         
Pressure pain threshold         
Consumption of rescue medicine         
Days of restricted activity         
Blinding test         
Safety assessment  
  1. Visit 1: within 4 weeks after screening, Visit 8: 4 weeks after Visit 1 (+6 days)
  2. CROM Cervical Range of Motion, NDI Neck Disability Index; PGIC Patient Global Impression of Change, PI-NRS 11-point Pain Intensity Numerical Rating Scale, S screening visit
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