Table 8

Surveyed corresponding authors’ responses regarding who was blinded in their trials of those described as double-blinded and what is their personal definition of who is blinded in a single-blind, double-blind and triple-blind trial (total participants: N=40)

Blinding scenariosParticipants, NHealthcare providers such as physicians or nurses taking care of a participant, nData collectors, nOutcome assessors, nData analysts, nManuscript writers, n
Who was blinded in your trial described as a double-blind?343132281810
What is your personal definition of a single-blind trial?3055740
What is your personal definition of a double-blind trial?37333025124
What is your personal definition of a triple-blind trial?343431312612