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Table 1 Assessment schedule for primary, and secondary outcome measures

From: The knitting community-based trial for older women with osteoarthritis of the hands: design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial

Assessment Admission Daily Baseline 3/6/9 weeks mid intervention 12 weeks end of intervention 4 weeks follow-up
Informed consent (pre-admission) X      
Diagnosis of HOA based on ACR criteria X      
Socio-demographics X      
Edinburgh Handedness Inventory X      
Self-reported daily morning stiffness intensity (Visual analogue scale: VAS) (primary daily outcome) X X X X X X
Self-reported daily pain intensity (VAS)
(intermediate daily outcome)
X X X X X X
Pain intensity (Auscan)
(periodic secondary measurement)
   X X X X
Morning stiffness severity (Auscan)
(periodic secondary outcome)
   X X X X
Hand functional status/difficulty in activities of daily living (Auscan) (periodic secondary outcome)    X X X X
Disease activity status (periodic secondary outcome)    X X X X
Dynamometric strength measurements (Grip and pinch measurements) (periodic secondary outcome)    X X X X
The Functional Index for Hand Osteoarthritis (FIHOA) (periodic secondary outcome)    X X X X
Hand physical activity level (periodic secondary outcome)   X X X X X
Patient global assessment (periodic secondary outcome)    X X X X
Quality of life (EQ-5D) (periodic secondary outcome)    X X X X
Self-efficacy (periodic secondary outcome)    X X X X
Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale
(PACES) (Group 1 only)
    X X X
Adherence to knitting program
(Daily secondary outcome)
   X X X X
7-day Physical Activity Recall (PAR) (Daily secondary outcome)    X X X X