The Benefits Of Incentives For Clinical Trial Participation

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In the Product factor, the “Relevance of the product” presents the highest mean (4.217) and
6 the “Method of data collection” variable the lowest (3,646). The “Product” dimension spans
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8 innovation, relevance and the testing methodology; the mean for this factor (4.007) ranks it as
9 of intermediate importance in comparison with other factors.
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13 In the Incentives factor, the aspect “To have access to free examinations” gains the highest
14 mean value (4.239) with the “Payment/financial incentives” variable presenting the lowest
16 (4.024). The factor “Incentives” derives its name from grouping variables such as the
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18 opportunity to receive free health care, financial incentives and other incentives (offers,
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20 samples, vouchers, etc.); its mean score (4.114) turns out one of the highest and thereby
21 emphasising the influence of incentives to clinical trial participation.
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26 Contact forms and communication tools
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30 Questionnaire analysis allowed us to infer that higher education students prefer the
31 Internet/Social Networks/Blogs (86%) as a means of contact for raising awareness and/or
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33 participating in a clinical trial; however, that health professionals attain a considerable
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35 percentage (73%), as does email (68%), is also noteworthy. When asked about the
36 media/tools that might increase their interest and/or participation in clinical trials or
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