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The importance of allocation concealment and patient blinding in osteoarthritis trials: a meta-epidemiologic study.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of adequate allocation concealment and patient blinding with estimates of treatment benefits in osteoarthritis trials. METHODS: We performed a meta-epidemiologic study of 16 meta-analyses with 175 trials that compared therapeutic interventions with placebo or nonintervention control in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis. We calculated effect sizes from the differences in means of pain intensity between groups at the end of followup divided by the p...

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10.1002/art.24894

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Journal:
Arthritis and rheumatism More from this journal
Volume:
61
Issue:
12
Pages:
1633-1641
Publication date:
2009-12-01
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1529-0131
ISSN:
0004-3591
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English
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178881
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2013-11-16

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