In this investigative study done by the Boston Medical Center (BMC), patients were shown more likely to agree to participate in clinical studies when approached by research staff of the same race or ethnicity as them. The findings were published in JAMA Ophthalmology on October 19.
The study analyzed clinical studies from 2015 to 2021 in BMC’s eye clinic, which included demographic information about the patient and the research staff member who approached the patients. Among the findings:
The researchers say they hope the study will provide further guidance on how to improve representation of patients underrepresented in trials.Read More >>