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Table 6 Summary of measures to be collected

From: Rehabilitation for the management of knee osteoarthritis using comprehensive traditional Chinese medicine in community health centers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Outcome measures Data collection instrument
Primary outcome measures  
Pain Visual analogue scale (VAS)
Swelling Girth measurement
Knee range of motion Range of motion (ROM)
Muscle strength Manual muscle test (MMT)
Walking distance Six-minute walking test (6 MW)
The time to ascend and descend a flight of stairs Stair-climbing test (SCT)
Secondary outcomes  
Pain Average daily consumption of drugs
Activities of daily living Modified Barthel index (MBI)
Quality of life Medical outcomes short form 36 health questionnaire (SF-36)
Other outcomes  
Adverse events Safety assessments
Cost Economic evaluation