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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

versão impressa ISSN 0034-7450

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GOMEZ-RESTREPO, Carlos  e  OKUDA BENAVIDES, Mayumi. Analysis by intention to treat: its importance in psychiatry. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2006, vol.35, n.4, pp.583-589. ISSN 0034-7450.

Introduction: Analysis by intention to treat is frequently recommended and used in Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT). Objective: To briefly review the strategy of analysis based on Intention to Treat in randomized controlled trials, and highlight its importance and effect on study results. Results: Explanations on the topic are given and some examples are exposed for comprehension of this topic in psychiatry. Conclusion: It is important to take into account this type of analysis when conducting an RCT in order to minimize bias.

Palavras-chave : Intention to treat; randomized controlled trials; epidemiologic methods; research design.

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