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Table 1 Study assessments, procedures, and timetable

From: Effectiveness of acupuncture intervention for neck pain caused by cervical spondylosis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Items Before grouping First intervention period (5 days/week) Second intervention period (5 days/week) Follow-up Period
Time point (day) 0 1 to 7 7 8 to 14 14 42 70 98
Case diagnosis X        
Inclusion criteria X        
Exclusion criteria X        
Informed consent X        
Baseline information log X        
Physical examination X        
Visual analog scale score X        
Randomization allocation X        
Neck physiological function examination   X   X     
Intervention and record   X   X     
Adverse events record   X   X     
McGill pain score    X   X    
Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire score X   X   X    
Short-Form 36 measure X   X   X    
Neck pain relapse      X X X X