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Table 1 Outcome measures to be administered throughout the trial

From: Effect of electroacupuncture on opioid consumption in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Outcome measures

Components measured

Baseline

Treatment period

Follow-up period

  

W1

W5

W10

W14

W18

W22

W26

Questionnaires to assess outcomes of the treatment

Diary

Pain OM use non-OM use

 W1 to W4

Beck Depression Inventory

Mental status

SF-36v2

Quality of life

 

Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire

Functionality

 

Short Opiate Withdrawal Scale

Withdrawal symptoms

 

Survey of patients’ attitude

Changes of attitudes

 

Chinese Medicine Chronic Pain Questionnaire

Pain and non-pain signs and symptoms

   

Questionnaires to assess credibility, expectancy and attitude to acupuncture or pain medications

Perception of EA treatment

  

(W6)

 

   

Acupuncture Expectancy Scale

  

(W5)

     

Knowledge of Acupuncture

 

      

Pain Medication Questionnaire

 

      

Elements of neuropathic pain

S-LANSS

  

(W5)

     
  1. OM: opioid medication; EA: electroacupuncture; SF-36v2: 36-item Short-Form Health Survey version 2; S-LANSS: self-report Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs; W: week.