Year: 2000 Source: Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2000. p.41-56 SIEC No: 20020112

This chapter describes the features of a randomized controlled trial & discusses the problems which might be encountered in using such trials to evaluate the effectiveness of a health promotion intervention. Some alternative types of experimental study design are described. Their strengths & weaknesses in relation to their use in evaluating health promotion intervention are reviewed. (12 refs.)