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Table 3 Data collection and outcome measures

From: Effectiveness of percutaneous laser disc decompression versus conventional open discectomy in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation; design of a prospective randomized controlled trial

  RN    RN   RN   RN   RN   
Time in weeks X 0 2 4 6 8 12 26 38 52 78 104
Treatment preference patient v v         v   v
Neurological examination v    v   v   v   v   
Likert v v v v v v v v v v v v
Prolo v    v   v   v   v   
Severity of complaints (VAS) v v v v v v v v v v v v
Functional status (Roland DQS) v v v v v v v v v v   v
McGill v          v   v
Health status (Rand/SF 36) v    v   v   v   v v v
EuroQol v v v v v v v v v v v v
SFB Index v    v   v   V   v   
Costs (diary) v   v v   v v V v v   
Surgery/PLDD   v           
Complications   v   v   v   v   v   
  1. "RN" marks the scheduled meetings with the Research Nurse.