Randomized controlled trials in kinesiotherapy

Stephen F. Figoni, Loralee R. Hansen, Rebecca J. Kennedy, Theresa A Harvath

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Abstract

The randomized controlled trial is the most widely accepted research design to test the efficacy (effects) of a clinical intervention. Part I of this paper describes the various design considerations of a Phase III randomized controlled trial: selection and screening of subjects, randomization, control groups, blinding, outcome measurements before and after standardized intervention, and determination of effects. Part II describes and discusses a study on the effects of kinesiotherapy intervention on functional independence. The study's design is compared and contrasted to the ideal design as a learning experience for future clinical researchers. Several recommendations are listed for future researchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Kinesiology
Volume59
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Controlled clinical trials
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research design
  • Treatment outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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Figoni, S. F., Hansen, L. R., Kennedy, R. J., & Harvath, T. A. (2005). Randomized controlled trials in kinesiotherapy. Clinical Kinesiology, 59(2), 31-38.

Randomized controlled trials in kinesiotherapy. / Figoni, Stephen F.; Hansen, Loralee R.; Kennedy, Rebecca J.; Harvath, Theresa A.

In: Clinical Kinesiology, Vol. 59, No. 2, 06.2005, p. 31-38.

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Figoni, SF, Hansen, LR, Kennedy, RJ & Harvath, TA 2005, 'Randomized controlled trials in kinesiotherapy', Clinical Kinesiology, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 31-38.
Figoni SF, Hansen LR, Kennedy RJ, Harvath TA. Randomized controlled trials in kinesiotherapy. Clinical Kinesiology. 2005 Jun;59(2):31-38.
Figoni, Stephen F. ; Hansen, Loralee R. ; Kennedy, Rebecca J. ; Harvath, Theresa A. / Randomized controlled trials in kinesiotherapy. In: Clinical Kinesiology. 2005 ; Vol. 59, No. 2. pp. 31-38.
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