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TIDieR-Placebo: a guide and checklist for reporting placebo and sham controls

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Placebo or sham controls are the standard against which the benefits and harms of many active interventions are measured. Whilst the components and the method of their delivery have been shown to affect study outcomes, placebo and sham controls are rarely reported and often not matched to those of the active comparator. This can influence how beneficial or harmful the active intervention appears to be. Without adequate descriptions of placebo or sham controls, it is difficult t...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1003294

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
BZ PRIMARY CARE HEALTH SCIENCES; YD PHILOSOPHY
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0000-0003-0280-7206
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ORCID:
0000-0002-5136-1098
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Botnar Research Centre
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ORCID:
0000-0003-1818-5800
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0000-0001-9692-4360
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0000-0001-8755-9314
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Medicine Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
9
Article number:
e1003294
Place of publication:
United States
Publication date:
2020-09-21
Acceptance date:
2020-07-03
DOI:
EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
Pmid:
32956344
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1133363
Local pid:
pubs:1133363
Deposit date:
2020-10-24

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