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Table 2 Trial process chart

From: The efficacy and safety of acupuncture combined with language training for motor aphasia after stroke: study protocol for a multicenter randomized sham-controlled trial

Period Screening Treatment Follow-up
Items Before enrolment (weeks) −2 to −1 End of 2-week treatment (weeks) 3 End of 4-week treatment (weeks) 5 End of 6-week treatment (weeks) 7 End of 6 weeks after the end of the treatment follow-up (weeks) 13 End of 6 months after the onset time follow-up
Recruitment X      
Enrolment X      
Inclusion criteria X      
Exclusion criteria X      
Basic characteristic variables X      
Randomization and allocation concealment X      
Primary outcomes Western Aphasia Battery X X X X X X
Chinese Functional Communication Profile X X X X X X
Secondary outcomes X X X X   X X
National Institute of Health Stroke Scale X X X X X X
Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 X X X X X X
Stroke Specific Quality of Life Scale X X X X X X
Health Scale of Traditional Chinese Medicine X X X X X X
Adverse events recorded   X X X   
Relapse      X X
Self-reported drug therapy   X X X X X
Compliance   X X X