Development of the Stanford Expectations of Treatment Scale (SETS): a tool for measuring patient outcome expectancy in clinical trials.

@article{Younger2012DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the Stanford Expectations of Treatment Scale (SETS): a tool for measuring patient outcome expectancy in clinical trials.},
  author={Jarred Younger and Vanisha Gandhi and Emily Hubbard and Sean Mackey},
  journal={Clinical trials},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={767-76}
}
BACKGROUND A patient's response to treatment may be influenced by the expectations that the patient has before initiating treatment. In the context of clinical trials, the influence of participant expectancy may blur the distinction between real and sham treatments, reducing statistical power to detect specific treatment effects. There is therefore a need for a tool that prospectively predicts expectancy effects on treatment outcomes across a wide range of treatment modalities. PURPOSE To… CONTINUE READING
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