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A comparison of socio-demographic and psychological factors between patients consenting to randomisation and those selecting treatment (the ProtecT study).

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BACKGROUND: Patient preferences for treatment can pose problems for the conduct of randomised controlled trials: patients with a preference may refuse participation and thereby potentially compromise external validity. Moreover, randomising patients with a preference may affect treatment efficacy and threaten internal validity. AIMS: This study compared baseline characteristics and short-term psychological outcomes of patients who selected their treatment and those who agreed to random alloca...

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10.1016/j.cct.2006.04.008

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Metcalfe, C More by this author
Ronsmans, C More by this author
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Journal:
Contemporary clinical trials
Volume:
27
Issue:
5
Pages:
413-419
Publication date:
2006-10-05
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EISSN:
1559-2030
ISSN:
1551-7144
URN:
uuid:58c3983a-5d26-4439-a8d2-61babefc7809
Source identifiers:
120692
Local pid:
pubs:120692

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