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Bias due to MEasurement Reactions In Trials to improve health (MERIT): protocol for research to develop MRC guidance

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There is now clear systematic review evidence that measurement can affect the people being measured; much of this evidence focusses on how asking people to complete a questionnaire can result in changes in behaviour. Changes in measured behaviour and other outcomes due to this reactivity may introduce bias in otherwise well-conducted randomised controlled trials (RCTs), yielding incorrect estimates of intervention effects. Despite this, measurement reacti...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s13063-018-3017-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Exeter College
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Trials Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
653
Publication date:
2018-11-26
Acceptance date:
2018-10-24
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EISSN:
1745-6215
Source identifiers:
939570
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uuid:8763f65b-837d-4da0-86e1-ebefff3799a6
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pubs:939570
Deposit date:
2018-11-08

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