Public Participation in, and Awareness about, Medical Research

Wiley: January 14, 2013

Context

In the United States, levels of public participation in medical research in the era of Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs) are unknown.

Methods

In 2011, a household survey was administered to a sample of U.S. adults, asking whether they (and children <18 years old) had participated, or were aware of opportunities to participate, in medical research. Respondents living within 100 miles of CTSA sites were identified. Regression analyses of participation and awareness (PA) were performed, applying sampling weights to permit nationally representative inferences. Read more