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English to Portuguese translations [PRO] Medical - Medical: Health Care / Experimental study
English term or phrase:matched controls
o termo diz respeito a grupos de controle. Grupo A faz uso do medicamento, grupo B placebo. Procuro um termo técnico estabelecido na área.
When the difference between marijuana smoking responders and placebo smoking non-responders is only seven people, small population differences in the two groups may significantly skew the data. There is a way to address these weaknesses in *MATCHED CONTROLS*: a cross-over blinded repeat study in which the placebo group becomes the drug group and vice versa.
Explanation: matched type of analysis in which subjects in a study group and a comparison group are made comparable with respect to extraneous factors by individually pairing study subjects with the comparison group subjects (e.g., age-matched controls).