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SMER: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences: Randomized controlled trial

Format of the Randomized Controlled Trial

Each RCT will have similar components.

Abstract

Introduction/Context

Objective

Design

Setting

Patients/Participants Subjects/Methods/Methodology

Interventions

Main Outcome Measure

Results

Conclusion

Discussion

How do I find a randomized controlled trial?

PubMed contains abstracts and links to full text articles.  You can search for full text articles by selecting Free Full Text under Text availability on the left side of the search results.

To search for a randomized controlled trial enter your topic and click search.

When the search results are displayed, on the left side of the screen, you will see ARTICLE TYPE, check RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL, see picure below

 

 

In the abstract, look for design: randomized controlled trial

 

 

How do I find a randomized controlled trial in PMC?

In the search box type "randomized controlled trial" and a specific topic that you are researching.

The results display as this:

 

To view the article click on PDF

Look in the design section for randomized controlled trial