Work mostly by CE other than CORE (for which, see : www.coresystemtrust.org.uk)
The term comes from the Latin, it means “I will please”. A more general term is “expectancy effect” and there is a negative version of it: the finding that when people are given an inert tablet some experience “negative side effects” a higher rate than people having nothing at all.
Quite often even in pharmacological trials it can be difficult to conceal which tablet is which, for example, many traditional antidepressants cause a dry mouth for the majority of those who take a typical dose. This has led to use of “active placebos”: for example a tablet that causes a dry mouth but is thought not to have antidepressant properties.
NoceboBlindingRandomised Controlled Trials (RCTs)Double Blind Controlled Trials (DBRCTs)Hierarchy of evidence (and web of evidence)NICECochraneESTs (Empirically Supported Treatments)
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