Perspectives in Clinical Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 180--183

Awareness and willingness to participate in clinical trials in togo


A Amadou1, S Dziri2, W Foma3, A Gbadamassi4 
1 EQUIMED GROUP SARL, Global Health Togo, Alerte Santé, Lomé, Togo
2 ESHMOUN, Lomé, Togo
3 Department of ENT, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé of Université de Lomé, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sylvanus Olympio, Lomé, Togo
4 Faculté des Sciences de la Santé de l'Université de Lomé, Global Health Togo, EQUIMED GROUP SARL, Lomé, Togo

Correspondence Address:
Dr, A Amadou
Boulevard Faure Gnassingbé, Avédji-Limousine, 03 BP 31569, Lomé
Togo

Context: Clinical Trials (CTs) are the key when it comes to informing clinical decision-making processes. There is a very low number of CTs conducted in Togo, and there is no study that assessed the willingness of Togolese to participate in CTs. Aims: The aim of this study was to assess public awareness and willingness to participate in CTs in Togo. Subjects and Methods: We designed a cross-sectional study, using an online survey with Google Form in the general population, carried out from December 2019 to March 2020. Statistical Analysis Used: An Excel sheet was generated from the Google Form, and we performed a descriptive analysis using IBM SPSS Statistics 21. All variables were presented as frequencies and percentages. Results: This study involved 210 participants. The findings of this study are showing that Togolese are reasonably aware about CTs, and they have a positive intention to participate, but they are ignorant of national CTs regulations. Although unawareness and unwillingness may be universally common, one challenge in Togo is the lack of communication. Conclusions: The findings of this study are encouraging. The National Bioethics Committee for Health needs to be better communicative, and providing training in clinical research is essential.


How to cite this article:
Amadou A, Dziri S, Foma W, Gbadamassi A. Awareness and willingness to participate in clinical trials in togo.Perspect Clin Res 2022;13:180-183


How to cite this URL:
Amadou A, Dziri S, Foma W, Gbadamassi A. Awareness and willingness to participate in clinical trials in togo. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Dec 5 ];13:180-183
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