alexa Family Physicians as Clinical Trial Investigators? - A Qualitative Study of Physicians’ Experiences with a Double-Blind Clinical Trial
ISSN: 2327-4972

Family Medicine & Medical Science Research
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Family Physicians as Clinical Trial Investigators? - A Qualitative Study of Physicians’ Experiences with a Double-Blind Clinical Trial

Bleidorn J1*, Költzsch C1, Hummers-Pradier E2, Gágyor I2 and Theile G1,3
1Institute for General Practice, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str.1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
2Institute of General Practice and Family Medicine, University Medical Center Goettingen, Humboldtallee 38, 37073 Goettingen, Germany
3Geriatric Clinic, University Hospital Zurich, Gloriastrasse 25, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Corresponding Author : Bleidorn J
Institute for General Practice
Hannover Medical School
Carl-Neuberg-Str.1
30625 Hannover, Germany
Tel: 049 511 5322744
Fax: 049 511 5324176
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 18, 2014; Accepted June 02, 2014; Published June 04, 2014
Citation: Bleidorn J, Költzsch C, Hummers-Pradier E, Gágyor I, Theile G (2014) Family Physicians as Clinical Trial Investigators? - A Qualitative Study of Physicians’ Experiences with a Double-Blind Clinical Trial . Fam Med Med Sci Res 3:122. doi:10.4172/2327-4972.1000122
Copyright: © 2014 Bleidorn J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Background: Clinical (drug) trials are known as "gold standard" to provide evidence on therapy, but have rarely been undertaken in German family practices. The pilot study HWI-01 "Antibiotic vs Ibuprofen for uncomplicated urinary tract infection" was a noncommercial, double-blind clinical trial, assessing the clinical equivalence of a symptomatic treatment with ibuprofen compared to antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI), and was conducted in 2007/08 according to current good clinical practice-guidelines in German family practices. Due to extensive regulatory requirements, a clinical drug trial is a great challenge for participating physicians and their teams. To optimize the planning and implementation of further randomized- controlled drug trials in a family medicine setting, views and experiences of participating family practitioners (FP) were explored subsequently in this qualitative interview study. Methods: After close- out of the HWI-01 study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with the FPs who acted as trial investigators. The interview guideline included the areas of general motivation for participation, experience with patient recruitment as well as with study procedures in the practice. Interviews were digitally recorded and transcribed verbatim. The evaluation was carried out by content analysis. Results/ Conclusions: Interviews were conducted with 20 family physicians in Lower Saxony, Germany. Aspects concerning physicians´ motivation to participate, patient recruitment and practical aspects of trial implementation could be elucidated. For successful implementation of further clinical trials in family medicine one should consider that a) relevant study themes facilitate research participation, b) a "full waiting room" always has priority, c) procedures should be as simple as possible and d) patients expectations should be minded.

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords