Sex can affect participation, engagement, and adherence in trials

Alison Avenell, Clare Robertson, Fiona Stewart, Dwayne Boyers, Flora Douglas, Daryll Archibald, Edwin Van Teijlingen, Pat Hoddinott, Charles Boachie

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We enjoyed Wallach and colleagues’ analysis of sex based subgroup differences in randomised controlled trials in the Cochrane Library.1 The authors found little evidence for clinically relevant sex-treatment interactions for outcomes.

Not apparent in their analysis are the social, psychological, and contextual factors that can influence men’s and women’s …

Original languageEnglish
Article numberavenella1712
Pages (from-to)355
Number of pages1
JournalBMJ (Online)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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