A questionnaire survey on awareness of clinical trials among medical students

Amberkar Mohanbabu Vittalrao, K. Meena Kumari, Seema V. Bhat, Rupam Gill, Serene Rose Thomson

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Abstract

There is an immense need to inculcate research in the medical curriculum of undergraduate medical students, which will help them to interpret the evidence based literature like journal articles, analyze, interpret & to help their decision making ability. Involvement in innovative research will help them develop a holistic attitude towards the patients especially in terms of informed consent and ethical decisions. This study a questionnaire survey was conducted on undergraduate medical students. It consists of statements spread over various aspects of clinical trials. The percentage of questions answered correctly in each group was graded as good, average and poor depending on scores. A total of 257 students participated in the study. Students had average knowledge about statements describing concept, need of clinical trial, participation, about Food and Drug Administration, informed consent had average knowledge. The response was poor for statements on Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). The medical undergraduates are future innovators, clinicians and scientific explorers. It would be better if they are trained at earlier days of learning about clinical trials/research and medical ethics these can be made a part of medical curriculum so that they can build their concrete future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2005-2009
Number of pages5
JournalBiomedical and Pharmacology Journal
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2018

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Medical Students
Clinical Trials
Informed Consent
Curriculum
Students
Research Ethics
Medical Ethics
Aptitude
Research Ethics Committees
United States Food and Drug Administration
Biomedical Research
India
Decision Making
Learning
Research
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Pharmacology

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Vittalrao, Amberkar Mohanbabu ; Meena Kumari, K. ; Bhat, Seema V. ; Gill, Rupam ; Thomson, Serene Rose. / A questionnaire survey on awareness of clinical trials among medical students. In: Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 2005-2009.
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A questionnaire survey on awareness of clinical trials among medical students. / Vittalrao, Amberkar Mohanbabu; Meena Kumari, K.; Bhat, Seema V.; Gill, Rupam; Thomson, Serene Rose.

In: Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal, Vol. 11, No. 4, 01.12.2018, p. 2005-2009.

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