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Table 1 Overview of the data collection

From: Treatment of acute sciatica with transforaminal epidural corticosteroids and local anesthetic: design of a randomized controlled trial

Outcome measures   Follow-up
  Baseline 3 weeks 6 weeks 12 weeks 6 months
Baseline measurements
 Demographic data X     
 Prognostic factors X     
 Complaint history X     
 Physical examination X     
 MRI lumbar spine X     
Primary outcomes
 Leg pain intensity (VAS) X X X X X
 Back pain intensity (VAS) X X X X X
 Global Perceived Effect (GPE) X X X X X
 Functional status (RDQ) X X X X X
Secondary outcomes
 Work status X X X X X
 Quality of life (EQ-5D-5 L) X X X X X
 Drug use X X X X X
 Health care costs (journal) X    X X