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Descriptor English: Control Groups
Descriptor Spanish: Grupos Control
Descriptor Portuguese: Grupos Controle
Descriptor French: Groupes témoins
Entry term(s): Control Group
Group, Control
Groups, Control
Tree number(s): E05.318.370.074
E05.581.500.149
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D035061
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: do not use routinely for the presence of control groups in a study design; reserve for discussions about control groups.
Previous Indexing: Research Design (1973-2002)
Public MeSH Note: 2003
History Note: 2003
Related: Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic MeSH
DeCS ID: 28572
Unique ID: D035061
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2018/06/29
Control Groups - Preferred
Concept UI M0018841
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Control Groups
Entry term(s) Control Group
Group, Control
Groups, Control



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