"Control Groups" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Groups that serve as a standard for comparison in experimental studies. They are similar in relevant characteristics to the experimental group but do not receive the experimental intervention.
- Control Groups
- Control Group
- Group, Control
- Groups, Control
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Control Groups".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Control Groups".
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Control Groups" by people in Profiles.
Perinatal Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery Compared With a Matched Control Group. Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Mar 01; 141(3):583-591.
The Trials and Tribulations of Selecting Comparison Groups in Randomized Trials of Nonpharmacological Complementary and Integrative Health Interventions. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Jun; 26(6):449-455.
Information without Implementation: A Practical Example for Developing a Best Practice Education Control Group. Behav Sleep Med. 2016 Sep-Oct; 14(5):514-27.
Influence of control group on effect size in trials of acupuncture for chronic pain: a secondary analysis of an individual patient data meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e93739.