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Table 2 Study design schedule

From: Efficacy of acupuncture on pelvic pain in patients with endometriosis: study protocol for a randomized, single-blind, multi-center, placebo-controlled trial

Period Inclusion Treatment Follow-up
Visit 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Menstrual cycle 0 month 1 2 3 4 5 6
Patients       
Inclusion and exclusion criteria       
Informed consent       
Physical examination      
Medical history       
Comorbidities
VAS
EHP-30     
MPI     
BDI and POMS     
PGIC     
Pain diary
Patient compliance      
Reasons for dropout or withdrawal      
Adverse events       
Safety evaluation       
  1. BDI Beck Depression Inventory, EHP Endometriosis-specific quality of life, MPI Multidimensional Pain Inventory, PGIC Patient Global Impression of Change, POMS Profile of Mood States, VAS Visual Analog Scale