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Table 1 Schedule for treatment and outcome measurements

From: Moxibustion for treating knee osteoarthritis: study protocol of a multicentre randomised controlled trial

  Period S        T        F
  Visit 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  Week   1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 13
Informed Consent                 
Demographic Characteristics                 
Medical History                 
Knee X-Ray                 
Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria                 
Conformity Assessment                 
Treatment Expectancy Questionnaire                 
Blood Test                 
Vital Signs  
Change in Medical History   
Random Allocation                 
Moxibustion Treatment      
K-WOMAC               
Beck Depression Inventory               
The Short-Form 36v2 Health Survey               
Pain Numerical Rating Scale              
Physical Function Test               
Patient Global Assessment               
Safety Assessment   
  1. S: Screening Period, T: Treatment Period, F: Follow-up Period, K-WOMAC: Korean Western Ontario and McMaster Osteoarthritis Index, : Both the moxibustion group and the usual care group, : Only the moxibustion group.