Randomized controlled trial: the gold standard or an unobtainable fallacy?

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Randomized controlled trial: the gold standard or an unobtainable fallacy?

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dc.contributor.author Bondemark, Lars
dc.contributor.author Ruf, Sabine
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-11T13:39:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-11T13:39:25Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation 457-461
dc.identifier.issn 0141-5387
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19798
dc.description.abstract Background: This article is the result of a debate at the European Journal of Orthodontics Open Session in 2013 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Objective: The aim of this article is to highlight some of the strengths and weakness of clinical orthodontic research, with particular emphasis on randomized controlled trials (RCT). The ultimate aim of improving clinical orthodontic research in general. Design: This article is organized into two sections with arguments for and against RCTs. The backgrounds to evidence-based evaluation and the level or quality of evidence in trials are discussed. The article emphasises what makes high quality clinical research, and gives practical advice including examples of tips and potential pitfalls for those undertaking clinical research. Results and Conclusion: The overriding message is constructive and it is hoped that the article serves as an aid in evaluating, designing, conducting, and reporting clinical research.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.subject Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title Randomized controlled trial: the gold standard or an unobtainable fallacy?
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Odontology
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/ejo/cjv046
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication European Journal of Orthodontics;5
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 37
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