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Table 2 Blinding of each researcher during trial.

From: The PRICE study (Protection Rest Ice Compression Elevation): design of a randomised controlled trial comparing standard versus cryokinetic ice applications in the management of acute ankle sprain [ISRCTN13903946]

Researcher Role Blinding status
RP1 Recruitment, assessment, randomisation and treatment Unblinded
BA All baseline and follow-up recording of function, pain, swelling and activity levels (outcome measures i, ii, iii, iv) Blinded to group allocation
RP2 US images (outcome measure v) Blinded to group allocation
IR Interpretation of US images (outcome measure v) Blinded to group allocation
  1. RP = Research Physiotherapist. BA = Blinded Assessor. US = Ultrasound. IR = Independent Researcher.