Participants' experiences of being debriefed to placebo allocation in a clinical trial.

@article{Bishop2012ParticipantsEO,
  title={Participants' experiences of being debriefed to placebo allocation in a clinical trial.},
  author={Felicity L Bishop and Eric E Jacobson and Jessica C A Shaw and Ted J. Kaptchuk},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={1138-49}
}
Participants in placebo-controlled clinical trials give informed consent to be randomized to verum or placebo. However, researchers rarely tell participants which treatment they actually received. We interviewed 4 participants in a trial of acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome before, during, and after they received a course of placebo treatments over 6 weeks. During the final interview, we informed participants that they had received a course of placebo treatments. We used an idiographic… CONTINUE READING
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