People who are given an intervention may feel better because they believe they are getting a superior therapy package and expect that will make them feel better. This can happen even if the intervention isn’t actually better than the comparison. It is called a “placebo effect”.
Knowing which intervention they got and having expectations about it can also change the way people behave. For example, someone who is told a specific intervention will be beneficial for their word finding difficulties may also start practising more. They may make improvements with their word finding because of the increased practise and not just because of the specific intervention they received.
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