A randomised controlled trial on the effectiveness of bracing patients with idiopathic scoliosis: failure to include patients and lessons to be learnt
作者: Eveline M. BungeJ. Dik F. HabbemaHarry J. Koning
作者单位: 1Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam
刊名: European Spine Journal, 2020, Vol.19 (5), pp.747-753
来源数据库: Springer Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-010-1337-6
关键词: Idiopathic scoliosisBraceRandomized controlled trialTreatment
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)Trials often do not succeed in including as many patients as anticipated beforehand. The aim of this paper was to describe why we were not able to include more than a few patients in our randomized controlled treatment trial on the effectiveness of bracing patients with idiopathic scoliosis, and to describe which lessons can be learnt. A pilot study on the willingness to participate in such a trial was conducted amongst 21 patients and their parents. A description of how we prepared and designed this trial, the problems we faced and how we tried to improve the inclusion are given. A total of four patients were included, and 14 refused to participate in an 18-month period. There were a lot less eligible patients than anticipated (40 instead of 100 per year), and the patients’...
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影响因子:2.133 (2012)

  • scoliosis 脊柱侧凸
  • bracing 撑臂
  • controlled 受控
  • idiopathic 自发病的
  • effectiveness 有效性
  • failure 破坏
  • trial 试验
  • include 包括