Randomized controlled trials in kinesiotherapy

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

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


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


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