Patient expectations in placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials.

  title={Patient expectations in placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials.},
  author={David A. Stone and Catherine E. Kerr and Eric Jacobson and Lisa Ann Conboy and Ted J. Kaptchuk},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  volume={11 1},
OBJECTIVE To explore participants' experience in placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials (RCTs) specifically in relationship to their expectations. BACKGROUND Aspects of being in RCTs, such as informed consent, perception of benefit and understanding of randomization, have been examined. In contrast, little is known concerning the formation of patient expectations before and during trials. METHODS Qualitative methods using in-depth interviews with a semi-structured interview guide of… CONTINUE READING

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