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Patient perceptions on the subject of medical research

Authors Ventolini G, Goodwin B, Woody C

Received 25 July 2014

Accepted for publication 28 August 2014

Published 17 October 2014 Volume 2014:6 Pages 151—153


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Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Professor Shu-Feng Zhou

Gary Ventolini,1 Breanna Goodwin,1 Courtney Woody2

1School of Medicine, 2Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Odessa, TX, USA

Abstract: While performing medical research we often spend little time addressing patient's views on how research participants perceive the trial will affect their own condition. This manuscript identifies various ways in which the field of medicine must approach the important subject of patient's outlook. The described approach is vital to succeed at achieving meaningful patient's involvement in research.

Keywords: human, trials, involvement, insights, options

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