Science & Medicine:Medicine
Are You REAL-ly Paying Attention? The Importance of Attention Controls
Critically-evaluating the literature is essential to engage in evidence-based practice. A key component of assessing studies involves determining whether the comparator groups are appropriate. Most pharmacists are familiar with the use of placebos for evaluating drug treatments, but how many of us have considered the comparator groups in behavioral interventions? For these situations, employing attention placebo controls (APC) is important.
Guest Authors: Elizabeth A. Cook, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, AE-C and Rachel A. Sharpton, PharmD, BCACP
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