understand patients’ perspectives on clinical research in India
questionnaire based survey was conducted in different parts of India, covering
all kind of population. Questionnaires were filled with the help of
investigators, physicians, social workers, freelancers, research professionals,
is said to be the hub of clinical research. It is also equivalently important
that the population in India are well aware about the basics of clinical
research so that individuals are not treated as “guinea pigs” and the research
is conducted with full ethics and good clinical practice. The study was
undertaken to analyze the perspective and awareness of clinical research
amongst Indian population.
were 20 different parameters/data points for which the data was collected from
6122 patients across the country. As the available data is dichotomous a
dynamic analysis was done using a percentile method.
trials in India are conducted in ethical manner but still the understanding of
patients remains ambiguous. The data concludes that awareness about clinical
research remains low. Awareness will help us bring new therapies to the market.
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