The blind leading the blind: use and misuse of blinding in randomized controlled trials.

Abstract

The use of blinding strengthens the credibility of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) by minimizing bias. However, there is confusion surrounding the definition of blinding as well as the terms single, double, and triple blind. It has been suggested that these terms should be discontinued due to their broad misinterpretation. We recommend that, instead of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2010.11.004

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