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Duty, desire or indifference? A qualitative study of patient decisions about recruitment to an epilepsy treatment trial

Canvin

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Abstract

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition, in which drugs are the mainstay of treatment and drugs trials are commonplace. Understanding why patients might or might not opt to participate in epilepsy drug trials is therefore of some importance, particularly at a time of rapid drug development and testing; and the findings may also have wider applicability. This study examined the role of patient perceptions in the decision-making process about recruitment to an RCT (the SANAD Trial) that compared different antiepileptic drug treatments for the management of new-onset seizures and epilepsy.

Citation

Canvin. (2006). Duty, desire or indifference? A qualitative study of patient decisions about recruitment to an epilepsy treatment trial. Trials, https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-7-32

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 12, 2006
Publication Date 2006
Publicly Available Date May 30, 2023
Journal Trials
Publisher Springer Verlag
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-7-32
Keywords Oxcarbazepine, Trial recruitment, Clinical Equipoise, Qualitative Data Analysis Package, Therapeutic Misconception
Publisher URL https://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1745-6215-7-32