Improving Quality in Patient Information Sheets for Cancer Trial Participation

Mary Dixon-Woods, Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Leicester
Carolyn Tarrant, Research Associate, University of Leicester
Emma Angell, Research Associate, University of Leicester
Anne Thomas, Consultant in Oncology, Leicester Royal Infirmary
Hazel Thornton, Independent Advocate, Quality in Healthcare and Research
Michelle O’Reilly 


Aims: To undertake a service evaluation of 14 applications to conduct trials in Oncology, by looking at the original research ethics applications and associated documentation. This will be complemented with interviews of patients whom have been invited to take part in research, to explore their perceptions of the patient information sheets.

Research participants: Research teams applications and patients with cancer.

Methods: A combination of ethnographic content and discourse analysis.

Duration: 2010-2011


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