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Table 1 Schedule for treatment and outcome measurement

From: Electroacupuncture for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: study protocol for a pilot multicentre randomized, patient-assessor-blinded, controlled trial

Period B T F
Week   1 2 3 4 8 12
Informed consent x           
Demographic characteristics x           
EA/Sham EA treatment   x x x x x x x x   
EORTC QLQ-CIPN20 x     x     x x x
NRS x x x x x x x x x x x
SWM test x     x     x x x
NCS x           x
EORTC QLQ-C30 x     x     x x x
PGIC          x x x
Safety assessment   x x x x x x x x x x
  1. B: baseline, EA: electroacupuncture, F: follow-up phase, NCS: nerve conduction study NRS: numerical rating scale, SWM: Semmes-Weinstein monofilament, PGIC: patient global impression of change. T: treatment phase.