Table 1

Schedule for treatment and outcome measurements
Period S T F
Visit 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Week 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 13
Informed Consent
Demographic Characteristics
Medical History
Knee X-Ray
Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria
Conformity Assessment
Treatment Expectancy Questionnaire
Blood Test
Vital Signs
Change in Medical History
Random Allocation
Moxibustion Treatment
K-WOMAC
Beck Depression Inventory
The Short-Form 36v2 Health Survey
Pain Numerical Rating Scale
Physical Function Test
Patient Global Assessment
Safety Assessment

S: Screening Period, T: Treatment Period, F: Follow-up Period, K-WOMAC: Korean Western Ontario and McMaster Osteoarthritis Index, ●: Both the moxibustion group and the usual care group, ○: Only the moxibustion group.

Lee et al.

Lee et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:59   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-59

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