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Problematic placebos in physical therapy trials.

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The placebo controlled, randomised controlled trial is widely recognised as the gold standard design for providing evidence in health care. Yet controversies surrounding placebos persist, which include issues regarding ethics, legality, mechanisms, and even whether there should be such a thing as placebo at all. Here, we intend to highlight some of the difficulties in the design and use of placebo controls within physical therapy trials. Unlike placebo tablets, which can be constructed simply...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/jep.12582

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Said Business School
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice More from this journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
4
Pages:
598-602
Publication date:
2016-06-01
Acceptance date:
2016-05-15
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ISSN:
1365-2753 and 1356-1294
Pmid:
27264041
Language:
English
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pubs:628284
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uuid:c8c320a8-d403-4974-b3e8-6bf7ed3e919a
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pubs:628284
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628284
Deposit date:
2016-09-08

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