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Table 2 Assessment of the resource used

From: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the modified Pilates method versus aerobic exercise in the treatment of patients with fibromyalgia: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Resource type Assessment tool Assessment method Sources consulted
Physical therapy sessions Physical therapist report Wage rates Physical therapy board fee schedule
Medications, visits to doctors and/or health professionals of the public and private health systems, hospital stay, visits to emergency medical services Questionnaires every three months Published prices (costs for public and private health systems) and/or actual costs to participants Pharmaceutical websites and medical services fee schedule
Visits to community or alternative services or alternative health professionals Questionnaires every three months Actual costs to participants Health services fee schedule
Loss of productivity (assessed for hours of lost work) Questionnaires every three months Average wage in the state of Sao Paulo per hour for women and men Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics website
Transport, public or private, for the use of each resource Questionnaires every three months Values of bus and subway tickets and fuel in the year in the state of Sao Paulo. Sptrans, metrosp, national agency for oil, natural gas and biofuels websites