Understanding Specific and Non-Specific Effects

In episodes of PT Inquest, we have discussed the need to understand the specific effects of an intervention in contrast to the non-specific effects of an intervention. Since understanding the specific effects of a treatment is a main goal of any research on interventions, the hypothesis that all of the effects are non-specific is the null that must be rejected. But what exactly does that mean? Are all specific effects objective and measurable? Yes, absolutely. Are all objective changes specific effects? No, not at all. Confused? Then read on…

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