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Table 2 Data collection schedule

From: The effect of TCM acupuncture on hot flushes among menopausal women (ACUFLASH) study: A study protocol of an ongoing multi-centre randomised controlled clinical trial

  Qualifying period 2 wks Baseline Randomisation    End Follow-up
Visit number   1    2   31
Week number ≤-2 0 4 8 12 26 52
Participant provided data        
Hot flush diary X   X X X X X
WHQ   X    X X X
EQ-5D   X    X X X
Sociodemographic variables   X      
Beck depression inventory1   X    X X X
Hopkins symptoms checklist2   X      
SF362   X      
Lifestyle/physical activity   X X X X X X
Medical history   X      
Use of health care services 3   X X X X X X
Dietary supplements/herbs   X X X X X X
OTC-drugs   X X X X X X
Prescribed drugs   X X X X X X
Side effects    X X X   
Biological variables 1        
Sex hormones, creatinine   X    X   
CGRP, NPY   X    X   
Heart rate variability   X    X   
Bone mass density   X      X
Qualitative data 2        
Acupuncturist provided data      X   
TCM diagnose   X    X   
Acupoints used   X X X X X X X X X X   
Side effects   X X X X X X X X X   
  1. 1Subsample of n = 70 women participating in study of biological variables
  2. 2Subsample of n = 200 women
  3. 3Including complementary and alternative medicine