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Table 1 Study design schedule

From: Instant analgesic effect of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy on primary dysmenorrhoea according to functional magnetic resonance imaging: study protocol for a randomised placebo-controlled trial

PeriodScreeningMRI scanTreatmentMRI scanClose-out
Menstrual cycle0 month1 month1 month1 month1 month
Inclusion and exclusion criteria    
Informed consent    
Physical examination    
Medical history    
Comorbidities    
Pelvic MRI    
Allocation    
SF-MPQ   
CMSS   
SAS and SDS   
Patient compliance    
Reasons for dropout or withdrawals    
Adverse events    
Safety evaluation    
  1. CMSS COX Menstrual Symptom Scale, MRI magnetic resonance imaging, SAS Zung Self-rating Anxiety Scale, SDS Self-rating Depression Scale, SF-MPQ Short form of the McGill Pain Questionnaire