Canvin, K and Jacoby, A (2006) Duty, desire or indifference? A qualitative study of patient decisions about recruitment to an epilepsy treatment trial. Trials, 7 (1). ISSN 1745-6215

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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.

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Additional Information: This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oxcarbazepine, Trial recruitment, Clinical Equipoise, Qualitative Data Analysis Package, Therapeutic Misconception
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2022 10:50
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 10:50

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