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Table 1 Schedule of assessments and measures administered to patients

From: Fatigue Intervention by Nurses Evaluation – The FINE Trial. A randomised controlled trial of nurse led self-help treatment for patients in primary care with chronic fatigue syndrome: study protocol. [ISRCTN74156610]

Measures Week 0 Week 0 Week 1 Week 10 Weeks 20,70
I = interview SRQ = self-report questionnaire O = other Baseline assessment pre-randomization Post-randomization Following first intervention visit Following week 10 home visit Post-treatment assessments
Demographics [I] + - - - -
Medical history [I] + - - - -
Oxford criteria [I][1] + - - - +
CDC criteria [I][2] + - - - +
London ME criteria [I][33] + - - - +
SF-36 physical functioning scale [SRQ][35] + - - - +
Chalder Fatigue scale [SRQ] [36] + - - - +
Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [SRQ] [42] + - - - +
Sleep scale [SRQ][43] + - - - +
Euroqol [SRQ][40] + - - - +
SCID screen for alcohol/substance abuse [I][54] + - - - -
SCID screen for personality disorders [I][55] + - - - -
SCID depression and anxiety diagnoses [I][54] + - - - +
Brief belief measure [SRQ] + - - - +
Brief SL process measure [SRQ] + - - - +
Brief social support measure [SRQ][45] + - - - +
Symptom interpretation questionnaire [SRQ] + - - - +
Economic assessment (resource use)[I] + - - - +
Step test [O][41] + - - - +
Visual analogue scale: treatment expectation [SRQ] - + - - -
CALPAS measure of therapeutic alliance [SRQ] - - + + +