Summary

This MRC-funded study reviewed the evidence on ‘measurement reactivity’ – the extent to which measures included in trials such as exercise monitors or questionnaires on diet may lead to changes in behaviour. Using consensus methods the project developed draft guidance on how best to address measurement reactivity. This is now under peer review by the National Institute for Health Research.

Contact

Louise Locock (co-investigator); louise.locock@abdn.ac.uk

Status

Completed

Publications

Miles, L. M., Elbourne, D., Farmer, A., Guilliford, M., Locock, L., ... French, D. P. (2018), Bias due to MEasurement reactions in trials to improve health (MERIT): protocol for research to develop MRC guidance. Trials, 19, 653.