Informing primary care physicians of patients' involvement in clinical trials carried out at a specialist care level
Solanilla Puertolas, Montserrat
Acer Puig, Maria
MetadataShow full item record
Background: Patients enrolled in clinical trials continue to have frequent contacts with primary care physicians because of comorbidities or toxicities. The aim of the present study was to analyze the information provided at different levels, when participants are included in clinical trials organized at a specialized care level. The purpose was to verify if informing the patient's primary care physician is contemplated in the inclusion process. Methods: The authors conducted a cross-sectional study that included the clinical trials approved in the last 2 years by the hospital's Institutional Review Board. In addition, some of the participants in the included clinical trials were interviewed in order to check their knowledge of the type of research taking place. Results: In total, 67 protocols and the accompanying informed consent documents were reviewed. Half of the reviewed protocols (48%) did not provide participants with an identification card. Regarding the role of the primary care physician, 68.6% of clinical trials (46/67) had taken it into account in different ways. In only four trials, the method used to contact the primary care physician was documented. In total, 20 participants were interviewed. Only 3 (15%) knew the title of the study in which they were participating, 14 (70%) were aware of their illness and 6 (30%) did not know how to answer any of these two questions. Almost all participants in the study knew the name of the physician who was the principal investigator in the trial. Conclusion: Information given to health care practitioners, who are not directly involved in clinical trials conducted by specialized medical staff, is still scarce. In our clinical setting, patients participating in clinical trials have a low awareness of such studies. Keywords: informed consent, clinical trials, family physician, wallet card
Is part ofOpen Access Journal of Clinical Trials, 2017, vol. 2017, num. 9, p. 59-64
European research projects
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as cc-by-nc (c) Schoenenberger-Arnaiz JA, Solanilla-Puertolas M, Acer-Puig M, Gomez-Arbones J, 2017
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Informed Consent Procedure in Clinical Trials Promoted by the Hospital: Knowledge and Perceptions of Primary Care Physicians Gómez Arbonés, Javier; Salazar-Alarcon, E.; Solanilla Puertolas, Montserrat; Ortega Bravo, Marta; Vallez-Valero, L.; Schoenenberger, Joan Antoni (SciTech Central, 2020-07-20)Objectives: To evaluate Primary Care Physician's (PCP) awareness degree concerning their patient's participation in Clinical Trials (CT) analyze the communication methods used and obtain physicians personal views. Methods: ...
Impact of obstructive sleep apnea on the levels of placental growth factor (PlGF) and their value for predicting short-term adverse outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome Barceló Bennasar, Antònia; Bauçà, Josep Miquel; Yañez, Aina; Fueyo, Laura; Gomez, Cristina; Peña, Mónica de la; Pierola, Javier; Rodriguez, Alberto; Sánchez de la Torre, Manuel; Abad, Jorge; Mediano, Olga; Amilibia, Jose; Masdeu, María José; Terán, Joaquin; Montserrat i Capdevila, Josep; Mayos, Mercè; Sánchez de la Torre, Alicia; Barbé Illa, Ferran (Public Library of Science, 2016)Background Placental growth factor (PlGF) induces angiogenesis and promotes tissue repair, and plasma PlGF levels change markedly during acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Currently, the impact of obstructive sleep apnea ...
Effectiveness of a primary care-based intervention to reduce sitting time in overweight and obese patients (SEDESTACTIV): a randomized controlled trial; rationale and study design Martín Borràs, Carme; Giné-Garriga, Maria; Martínez Ramos, Elena; Martín Cantera, Carlos; Puigdoménech, Elisa; Solà Gonfaus, Mercè; Castillo Ramos, Eva; Beltrán, Angela Mª; Puig Ribera, Anna; Trujillo, José Manuel; Pueyo, Olga; Pueyo, Javier; Rodríguez, Beatriz; Serra Payà, Noemí (BioMed Central, 2014)Background There is growing evidence suggesting that prolonged sitting has negative effects on people’s weight, chronic diseases and mortality. Interventions to reduce sedentary time can be an effective strategy to increase ...