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How "blind" are double-blind studies?

Abstract:

Psychopharmacological studies usually attempt to eliminate "nonspecific" influences on outcome by double-blind designs. In a randomized, double-blind comparison of alprazolam, imipramine, and placebo, the great majority of panic disorder patients (N = 59) and their physicians were able to rate accurately whether active drug or placebo had been given. Moreover, physicians could distinguish between the two types of active drugs. Inasmuch as correct rating was possible halfway through treatment,...

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10.1037//0022-006x.59.1.184

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
Volume:
59
Issue:
1
Pages:
184-187
Publication date:
1991-02-05
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EISSN:
1939-2117
ISSN:
0022-006X
URN:
uuid:dcd7ff39-aee3-4b08-b7d7-25b220fa7b2e
Source identifiers:
311215
Local pid:
pubs:311215

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