The landscape and lexicon of blinding in randomized trials.

  title={The landscape and lexicon of blinding in randomized trials.},
  author={Kenneth F. Schulz and Iain Chalmers and Douglas G. Altman},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={136 3},
Blinding in medical research possesses a rich history spanning a couple of centuries (1). Most researchers and readers grasp its meaning. Unfortunately, beyond that general understanding lies confusion. In addition to terms such as single blind and double blind meaning different things to different people, some steadfastly refuse to use the term blinding and insist instead on the term masking. Others confuse blinding with other methodologic precautions, such as concealment of allocation during… CONTINUE READING


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