#365papers April Update

In my first post on this blog, I set myself 3 PhD-related goals for 2017. One of those goals was to read more widely, and more frequently, and I decided that doing the #365papers challenge would be a good way to do that.

This month’s reading has been good! After a slow March, I was right back into reading regularly and broadly. I chose to read a lot of these papers as I’m starting to write the literature review for my thesis (i.e. my least favourite thing to write, probably ever), so I wanted some relatively general pieces and some more focused work looking at specific aspects of recruitment to trials. I’m also slightly freaked out by the fact that it’s now the end of April and we’re going into summer – where has this year gone?! Time to step it up a gear and get this lit review written!

April’s reading:

  1. Statistics and ethics in medical research: III How large a sample
  2. Factors associated with clinical research recruitment in a pediatric academic medical center – a web-based survey
  3. False hopes and best data: Consent to research and the therapeutic misconception
  4. Influence of clinical communication on patients’ decision making on participation in clinical trials
  5. Sharing interim trial results by the Data Safety Monitoring Board with those responsible for the trial’s conduct and progress: a narrative review
  6. Agreement of treatment effects for mortality from routinely collected data and subsequent randomized trials: meta-epidemiological survey
  7. Why should I do research? Is it a waste of time?
  8. Avoidable waste in the production and reporting of research evidence
  9. An unfinished trip through uncertainties
  10. Patients’ consent preferences for research uses of information in electronic medical records: interview and survey data
  11. Time to publication for results of clinical trials
  12. Reasons for non-recruitment of eligible patients to a randomised controlled trial of secondary prevention after intracerebral haemorrhage: observational study
  13. Increasing value and reducing waste in biomedical research regulation and management
  14. The Guinea Pig Syndrome: Improving clinical trial participation among thoracic patients
  15. Accrual to cancer clinical trials: Directions from the research literature
  16. Barriers to participation in clinical trials of cancer: a meta-analysis and systematic review of patient-reported factors
  17. Why patients enroll in clinical trials: Physicians play a key role
  18. Recruitment and retention of participants in randomised controlled trials: a review of trials funded and published by the United Kingdom Health Technology Assessment Programme
  19. Strategies designed to help healthcare professionals to recruit participants to research studies
  20. Effective recruitment strategies in primary care research: a systematic review
  21. Mexican-American perspectives on participation in clinical trials: a qualitative study
  22. Medical research: missing patients
  23. Barriers to recruiting underrepresented populations to cancer clinical trials: a systematic review
  24. A nudge toward participation: improving clinical trial enrolment with behavioral economics
  25. The costs of conducting clinical research
  26. Prospective preference assessment: a method to enhance the ethics and efficiency of randomised controlled trials
  27. Clinicians’ views and experiences of offering two alternative consent pathways for participation in a preterm intrapartum trial: a qualitative study
  28. Lay perspectives: advantages for health research
  29. Random allocation or allocation at random? Patients’ perspectives of participation in a randomised controlled trial
  30. Lay public’s understanding of equipoise and randomisation in randomised controlled trials

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