Awareness and attitude of general public about clinical trials from a developing country

American Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research

View Publication Info
Field Value
Title Awareness and attitude of general public about clinical trials from a developing country
Creator Sridharan, Kannan; Fiji National University
Mehta, Mansi; Subharti Dental College and Hospital
Sivaramakrishnan, Gowri; Fiji National University
Subject Medicine
Medicine (Clinical Research)
Clinical Research
Description Knowledge and awareness about clinical trials amongst general public is essential to improve the recruitment rate of patients. The present study was conducted to assess such aspects in semi-urban and rural India. A cross-sectional pre-validated questionnaire based assessment of views of public regarding the various aspects of clinical trials ranging from general, ethical, confidentiality and publication was conducted. Descriptive statistics was used to represent the responses in the form of proportions. A total of 400 participants were recruited for the study and 92% of the study participants opined that clinical trials benefit society while 9.7% opined that it harms the society. Nearly three-fourth (285/336, 73.8%) considered clinical research as an essential step for the development of new drugs. Surprisingly, only 118/261 (45.2%) of the study participants felt that the confidentiality of the study participants were adequately protected. Also, only 79/247 (32%) and 86/234 (36.8%) study participants were aware of compensation in case of participation in clinical trials and adverse effects respectively. To conclude, we observed an optimistic trend towards increasing awareness about clinical trials. However, more robust studies in larger groups of individuals from various strata need to be conducted to assess the attributing factors for the difference in knowledge and awareness about clinical trials.
Publisher American Journal of Experimental & Clinical Research
Contributor Nil
Date 2016-01-07
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Cross-sectional survey
Format application/pdf
Source American Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research; Vol 3, No 1 (2016); 146-148
Language eng
Rights Authors who publish with the American Journal of Experimental and Clinical Resaerch (AJECR) agree to the following terms:Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC-ND) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us


Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library