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— In treatment comparisons, any factors other than the treatments being compared which may affect the health outcomes being measured


confounding factors

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Confounding refers to differences (in prognostic factors, or concomitant treatments) between treatment comparison groups, other than the treatments being compared.

Confounding results in biased effect estimates.

For a factor to lead to confounding, it must differ between the treatment comparison groups, and affect the outcome of interest.


An example could be age for treatments that aim to improve physical mobility. Older people will tend to have lower mobility irrespective of the treatment.

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