Perspectives in Clinical Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43--47

Knowledge, attitudes, and perception of 398 cancer patients toward participation in clinical trials: A single-center study from New Delhi, India


Vishal Kumar Biswkarma1, Nitesh Rohatgi2, Rajesh Saxena3, SK Gupta1 
1 Department of Clinical Research, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Office of Research, Max Healthcare, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. S K Gupta
Department of Clinical Research, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, New Delhi - 110 017
India

Background and Objective: Clinical trials are considered to be the gold standard research methodology for evaluating the efficacy and safety of healthcare interventions. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using standardized self-administered questionnaires prepared by the research team and statistician. The questionnaires were offered to cancer patients presented at a tertiary care center. Results: We surveyed 398 cancer patients, 193 (48.5%) males and 205 (51.5%) females with a mean (±standard deviation) 55.39 (±13.59) of age in years. Out of total, only 59 (14.82%) had the prior knowledge of the clinical trial. Forty-three (10.80%) participants were willing to participate in clinical trials. Conclusion: Cancer patients had preconceived notions and myths that linger in our society that clinical trial participation will harm them. The researchers/oncologists need to explore the rationale, objectives, and benefits of taking part in clinical trials and make it easy to understand by cancer patients.


How to cite this article:
Biswkarma VK, Rohatgi N, Saxena R, Gupta S K. Knowledge, attitudes, and perception of 398 cancer patients toward participation in clinical trials: A single-center study from New Delhi, India.Perspect Clin Res 2022;13:43-47


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Biswkarma VK, Rohatgi N, Saxena R, Gupta S K. Knowledge, attitudes, and perception of 398 cancer patients toward participation in clinical trials: A single-center study from New Delhi, India. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Nov 28 ];13:43-47
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