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Clinical research

Articles about clinical research, biomedical research and clinical trials.

Models and impact of patient and public involvement in studies
South A, Hanley B, Gafos M, Cromarty B, Stephens R, Sturgeon K, Scott K, Cragg W J, Tweed C D, Teera J, Vale C L. Models and impact of patient and public involvement in studies carried out by the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit at University College London: findings from ten case studies. 2016; 17:376 DOI 10.1186/s13063-016-1488-9

Involving patient research partners
de Wit M, Abma T, Koelewijn-van Loon M, Collins S, Kirwan J. Involving patient research partners has a significant impact on outcomes research: a responsive evaluation of the international OMERACT conferences. BMJ Open 2013;3:e002241. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002241

Benefits of involving consumers in diabetes research
Lindenmeyer A, Hearnshaw H, Sturt J, Ormerod R, Aitchison G. Assessment of the benefits of user involvement in health research from the Warwick Diabetes Care Research User Group: a qualitative case study. Health Expectations 2007;10:268–277

A model for consumer involvement in rheumatology research
Hewlett S, De Wit M, Richards P, Quest E, Hughes R, Heiberg T, Kirwan J. Patients and Professionals as research partners: Challenges, practicalities, and benefits. Arthritis & Rheumatism (Arthritis Care & Research) 2006;55(4):676–680

Consumer involvement in stroke research
Khalid A, Roffe C, Crome P. What patients want: Consumer involvement in the design of a randomized controlled trial of routine oxygen supplementation after acute stroke. Stroke 2006;37:865-871

Cancer consumers as co-researchers
Wright DNM, Hopkinson JB, Corner JL, Foster CL. How to involve cancer patients at the end of life as co-researchers. Palliative Medicine 2006;20:821-827

Using experiential knowledge of consumers in biomedical research
Caron-Flinterman JF, Broerse JEW, Bunders JFG. The experiential knowledge of patients: a new resource for biomedical research? Social Science & Medicine 2005;60:2575–2584

Consumer involvement in randomised controlled trials
Koops L, Lindley R I. Thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke: consumer involvement in design of new randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2002;325:415 doi:

Consumer involvement in clinical trials
Hanley B, Truesdale A, King A, Elbourne D, Chalmers I. Involving consumers in designing, conducting, and interpreting randomised controlled trials: questionnaire survey. BMJ 2001;322:519-523