Characteristics that influence the acceptance of pregnant women to participate in observational studies
This work aims to investigate whether there are reports in the literature about the role of the recruiter's characteristics on participation in research projects focused on gestational women.
A bibliographic search was performed in SCIELO, Redalyc, Latindex, MEDLINE (through PubMed), SCOPUS and Web of Knowledge of articles published in English or Spanish with the search terms: Participation in research, informed consent, motivation and influence, reasons to participate in clinical research, recruitment characteristics.
We conclude that sociodemographic characteristics and perception of risk are important in the decision- making process of pregnant women to decide a positive answer when being asked to participate in a clinical trial.
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