Table 1

Measurements to be taken at each point in trial

TimepointStudy period
EnrolmentAllocationPostallocationPostallocation
−1 week
(−7 to 0 day)
Day 04 weeks (±3 days)8 weeks
(±3 days)
12 weeks (±3 days)16 weeks
(±3 days)
Enrolment
Eligibility screenX
Informed consentX
AllocationX
Interventions
High-sensitisation groupX
Low/non-sensitisation groupX
Waiting-list groupX
Assessments
X-ray examination of the knee jointX
Measurement of sensitisationX
IntensityXXXX
Measurement of pressure-painXXXXX
Threshold of the five selected pointsXXXXX
WOMAC scoreXXXXX
SF-12 scoreXXXX
Knee ranges of motionXXXXX
Adverse events
Other treatments received for knee osteoarthritis
  • SF-12, 12-item Short Form Health Survey; WOMAC, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index; X, measurements to be taken at this point.