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Table 1 Summary of outcome measures and respective methodology

From: A three month controlled intervention of intermittent whole body vibration designed to improve functional ability and attenuate bone loss in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Outcome Measurement method Time point (months)
Primary Functional ability Health assessment questionnaire 0,3,6
Secondary BMD DXA 0,3,6
  Habitual physical activity Accelerometry (Actical worn on the hip) 0,3,6
  Disease activity CDAI assessment 0,3,6
  Pain Self reported via Lickert scales 0,3,6 as well as at each session of WBV therapy
  Fatigue Self reported via Lickert scales 0,3,6
  Body composition and anthropometry DXA, standard scale, and stadiometer 0,3,6
  Acute inflammation CRP 0,3,6