Who takes part in clinical drug trials?

Mwale, Shadreck ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5773-8458 (2017) Who takes part in clinical drug trials? In: Healthy Volunteers in Commercial Clinical Drug Trials. Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, pp. 59-70. ISBN 9783319592145

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Drawing on statistical data, this chapter illustrates the considerable variations in the backgrounds of healthy volunteers. I present the demographic profiles of healthy volunteers and introduce the relationship between income, financial rewards, and financial security. I illustrate how healthy volunteering in the UK may not be delineated purely as the preserve of marginalised and unemployed individuals. Rather, based on the sample used in the research informing this book, it appears that healthy volunteers in the UK are mostly employed in full-time and relatively well-paid jobs. I argue that healthy volunteer involvement should be seen in the context of rising costs of living and that this makes taking part in clinical drug trials a worthwhile option for some people.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-59214-5_4
Keywords: Clinical drug trials, Healthy volunteers, Demographics, Volunteering, Income
Subjects: Medicine and health > Clinical medicine
Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Shadreck Mwale
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2021 15:04
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2021 15:04
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/8331

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