1887

n South African Medical Journal - Patient retention gifts in clinical trials - undue inducement or justified motivational tools? : scientific letter

Volume 101, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
USD

 

Abstract

The use of retention gifts in clinical trials has been controversial, with some ethicists maintaining that such gifts represent undue inducement to the trial participants. A study was conducted at TREAD Research, a site-managed organisation based at Tygerberg Hospital, in which 302 participants completed a questionnaire that focused on their opinion with regard to such gifts. The results suggest that these gifts do not influence patients to participate in a clinical trial or influence them to remain on a trial should they wish to withdraw. However, they do act as a useful motivational tool and trial participants appreciate them.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/m_samj/101/9/EJC67678
2011-09-01
2016-12-11

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error