Therapist effects in randomised controlled trials: what to do about them.

@article{Walters2010TherapistEI,
  title={Therapist effects in randomised controlled trials: what to do about them.},
  author={Stephen J. Walters},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 7-8},
  pages={1102-12}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to describe and compare three statistical methods to allow for therapist effects in individually randomised controlled trials. BACKGROUND In an individually randomised controlled trial where the intervention is delivered by a health professional it seems likely that the effectiveness of the intervention, independent of any treatment effect, could depend on the skill of the health professional delivering it. This leads to a potential clustering of… CONTINUE READING

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