Blinding in Clinical Trials

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1. Blinding of The Trial

Blinding is a procedure in which one or more parties in a trial are kept unaware of which treatment arms participants have been assigned to, i.e. which treatment was received.

Blinding is an important aspect of any trial. How a trial was blinded should be accurately recorded in order to allow readers to interpret the results of a study. If blinding is ever broken during a trial on individual participants, it needs to be justified and explained.