Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Schedule of enrolment, interventions, and assessments

From: Effects of acupuncture on the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis in chronic insomnia patients: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

 BaselineInterventionP-TF-U
-1 week0 day4 weeks8 weeks
Enrolment
 Eligibility screenX    
 Informed consentX    
 Medical historyX    
 Physical examinationX  XX
 AllocationX    
Intervention
 Acupuncture group (n = 30) 12 sessions of acupuncture in acupoints  
 Sham acupuncture group (n = 30) 12 sessions of acupuncture with no skin penetration  
Outcomes
 PSQI, ISI, FSSX  XX
 CRH, ACTH, CORTX  X 
Others
 Success of blinding   X 
 Adverse events check XXXX
  1. PSQI Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, ISI Insomnia Severity Index, FSS Fatigue Severity Scale, CRH corticotropin-releasing hormone, ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone, CORT cortisol, P-T post-treatment, F-U follow-up