Table 2

The follow-up assessments and data collection timetable

AssessmentBLSG1 wk2 wk3 wk1 mo3 mo6 mo
Informed consentX
Baseline formX
MRIX(X)
RandomisationX
Adverse effectsXX(X)(X)XXX
WASXX(X)(X)XXX
Return to workX(X)(X)XXX
Return to previous activitiesX(X)(X)XXX
ODOMX(X)(X)XXX
Patients satisfaction to the treatmentX
Health resource utilisationX(X)(X)XXX
Clinical examinationX(X)(X)
NDIXXXX
NRS-APXX(X)(X)XXX
NRS-NPXX(X)(X)XXX
EQ-5D-5LXX
  • () if required.

  • BL, baseline; mo, month postoperatively; NDI, Neck Disability Index; NRS-AP, Numeric Rating Scale Arm Pain; NRS-NP, Numeric Rating Scale Neck Pain; ODOM, Operative success; SG, surgery; WAS, Work Ability Score;wk, week postoperatively.