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What are Randomized Controlled Trials?
A study design that randomly assigns participants into an experimental group or a control group. As the study is conducted, the only expected difference between the control and experimental groups in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) is the outcome variable being studied. ~Study Design 101
Where Can I Find RCTs?
limit your search to Randomized Controlled Trials in the search limits area, or add this phrase to your search.
Add AND randomized to your keyword search, such as asthma AND randomized
Health Source: Nursing & Academic Edition
Search for "randomized controlled trials" in Subject, combined with your topic keywords, or add randomized as a keyword.
In Advanced Search, search Randomized Controlled Trials in Publication Type
Nursing & Allied Health Database (Proquest)
Select Randomized Controlled Trials under MeSH subjects