A recent study found that most participants in clinical trials are not informed about the results of their trials.
Seventy-five percent of participants would like to know the results of their studies but 70% of them did not receive it.
Ninety-five percent of clinical researchers believed that it is important to let the participants know about the results.
But the clinical researchers said they were not properly trained to communicate or release the study results to the participants.
The findings also reveal that making the results understandable to trial participants can make them feel like respected and valued research partners.
It can also help improve the recruitment and retention of clinical trial participants.
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“I’ve been doing research for 20 years but was unaware how much the research community feels unequipped to report their findings to study participants,” says Teresa Kelechi, senior author of the study and associate dean for research in the MUSC College of Nursing.
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