Design of control-group conditions in clinical trials of behavioral interventions.

@article{Lindquist2007DesignOC,
  title={Design of control-group conditions in clinical trials of behavioral interventions.},
  author={Ruth Lindquist and Jean F Wyman and Kristine M C Talley and Mary J Findorff and Cynthia R. Gross},
  journal={Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={214-21}
}
PURPOSE To review considerations in the design of placebo (attention) control conditions for community-based clinical trials of health behavior change interventions and to provide practical strategies for the design of control conditions. ORGANIZING CONSTRUCTS A well-designed control condition is an essential component of a clinical trial to foster the unambiguous interpretation of study findings. METHODS Pitfalls in the design of control conditions in clinical trials of behavioral… CONTINUE READING