Table 2

Beliefs about Treatment

PR n (%)

PNR n (%)

SR n (%)

SNR n (%)

TOTAL n (%)


It was a 'placebo' or an anaesthetic

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2 (18%)

3 (17%) X

1 (17%) X

6 (14%)

It was a steroid or the 'real' thing

2 (29%) X

6 (54%) X

4 (22%)

1 (17%)

13 (31%)

I don't know

5 (71%)

3 (27%)

11 (61%)

4 (67%)

23 (55%)


PR: Placebo Responder; PNR: Placebo Non Responder; SR: Steroid Responder: SNR: Steroid Non Responder; Correct answer: Incorrect answer:X

Di Blasi et al. BMC Health Services Research 2005 5:30   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-5-30

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