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Table 3 Summary of outcome measures and assessment schedule

From: Electroacupuncture for tapering off long-term benzodiazepine use: study protocol of randomized controlled trial

Measure Baseline Intervention 2-week posttreatment 12-week posttreatment
2nd 4th 6th 8th
BZ cessation ratea     
BZ dose reduction, %
BWSQ
ISI     
HADS     
SDS       
CTRS      
AE monitoring  
  1. BZ Benzodiazepine, BWSQ Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptom Questionnaire, ISI Insomnia Severity Index, HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, SDS Substance Dependence Scale, CTRS Credibility of Treatment Rating Scale, AE adverse events
  2. aPrimary outcome