Considered and meticulous outcome measurement is central to rigorously conducted effectiveness trials, and in turn the relevance and reliability of the study findings to the patient, therapist or policy maker. Failure to include valid and reliable outcome measurements is ethically questionable and wastes already limited research resources (Chalmers & Glasziou, 2009).
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