Sponsorship bias in the comparative efficacy of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for adult depression: meta-analysis.

@article{Cristea2017SponsorshipBI,
  title={Sponsorship bias in the comparative efficacy of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for adult depression: meta-analysis.},
  author={Ioana A Cristea and Claudio Gentili and Pietro Pietrini and Pim Cuijpers},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2017},
  volume={210 1},
  pages={
          16-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sponsorship bias has never been investigated for non-pharmacological treatments like psychotherapy. AIMS We examined industry funding and author financial conflict of interest (COI) in randomised controlled trials directly comparing psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in depression. METHOD We conducted a meta-analysis with subgroup comparisons for industry v. non-industry-funded trials, and respectively for trial reports with author financial COI v. those without. RESULTS In… CONTINUE READING
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