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Table 1 Trial process chart

From: Acupuncture for chronic, stable angina pectoris and an investigation of the characteristics of acupoint specificity: study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Period Baseline Inclusion Treatment Follow-up
Measurement   1 2 3 4 5
Week -4 0 4 8 12 16
Patients       
Informed consent       
Inclusion/exclusion criteria × ×     
Medical history ×      
Medical examination ×      
Combined disease treatment × × × × × ×
Physical examination ×      
Outcomes       
Angina diary × × × × × ×
The frequency of angina attack × × × × × ×
The dosage of nitroglycerin × × × × × ×
Angina pectoris grade   × × × × ×
The pain severity of angina(VAS) × × × × × ×
SAQ score   × × × × ×
Six minutes’ walk test   × ×    
SAS and SDS   × × ×   ×
24 hours dynamic ECG   × ×    
Cardiovascular events    × × × ×
Trial evaluation       
Patient’s compliance    ×    ×
Reasons of drop-out or withdrawals    ×    ×
Adverse events       ×
Safety evaluation       ×
  1. ECG, dynamic electrocardiograph; SAQ, Seattle Angina Questionnaire; SAS, Self-Rating Anxiety Scale; SDS, Self-Rating Depression Scale; VAS, Visual Analogue Scale.