RCT research design methodology
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... critical review of the two main features of a randomised control trial with reference to an original article by Ebenbichler, G.R., Erdogmus, C.B.,Resch, K.L., Funovics, M.A., Kainberger, F., Barisani, G., Aringer, M., Nicolakis, P., Wiesinger, G.F., Baghestanian, M., Preisinger, E. and Fialka-Moser, V. (1999) ‘Ultrasound therapy for calcific tendenitis of the shoulder’. The aim of this essay is to discuss the significant features of a randomised control trial (RCT) methodological design through the evaluation of a study undertaken by Ebenbichler et al. (1999) in ‘Ultrasound Therapy for Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder’. Their rationale was to rigorously evaluate the efficacy of using ultrasound...