Table 1

Eligibility Criteria vs. Source Document
Criteria Source Assessor
Female breast cancer survivors Medical Records, Michigan Tumor Registry, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Cancer free Medical Records, Michigan Tumor Registry, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Completed treatment (i.e., surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, etc.) at least one year prior Medical Records, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Capable of self-administering acupressure Observation at screening visit Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Complaint of fatigue Brief Fatigue Inventory score of ≥ 4 Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Pregnant or planning to become pregnant Pregnancy test, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Fatigue causing comorbidities (e.g. anemia, fibromyalgia diagnosis prior to breast cancer) Medical Records, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Medication changes Review of Concomitant Medications, Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Acupuncture/Acupressure w/in 6 months Communication with potential participant Study Coordinator
Non-Breast cancer diagnosis w/in 10 years Medical History & Physical Exam Study Nurse
Medications for insomnia Medical Records, Review of Concomitant Medications Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Untreated major depressive disorder and suicidal ideations PRIME-MD (‘several days’ indicated on question 2i) Study Nurse, Study Coordinator
Final, overall eligibility Potential participant’s final review of eligibility Principal Investigator

Zick et al.

Zick et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:132   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-132

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