Process evaluation in randomised controlled trials of complex interventions

BMJ. 2006 Feb 18;332(7538):413-6. doi: 10.1136/bmj.332.7538.413.


Most randomised controlled trials focus on outcomes, not on the processes involved in implementing an intervention. Using an example from school based health promotion, this paper argues that including a process evaluation would improve the science of many randomised controlled trials

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Peer Group
  • Process Assessment, Health Care*
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / standards*
  • Sex Education
  • Statistics as Topic