Year : 2022 | Volume
: 13 | Issue : 4 | Page : 180--183
Awareness and willingness to participate in clinical trials in togo
A Amadou1, S Dziri2, W Foma3, A Gbadamassi4
1 EQUIMED GROUP SARL, Global Health Togo, Alerte Santé, Lomé, Togo
2 ESHMOUN, Lomé, Togo
3 Department of ENT, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé of Université de Lomé, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sylvanus Olympio, Lomé, Togo
4 Faculté des Sciences de la Santé de l'Université de Lomé, Global Health Togo, EQUIMED GROUP SARL, Lomé, Togo
Context: Clinical Trials (CTs) are the key when it comes to informing clinical decision-making processes. There is a very low number of CTs conducted in Togo, and there is no study that assessed the willingness of Togolese to participate in CTs.
Aims: The aim of this study was to assess public awareness and willingness to participate in CTs in Togo.
Subjects and Methods: We designed a cross-sectional study, using an online survey with Google Form in the general population, carried out from December 2019 to March 2020.
Statistical Analysis Used: An Excel sheet was generated from the Google Form, and we performed a descriptive analysis using IBM SPSS Statistics 21. All variables were presented as frequencies and percentages.
Results: This study involved 210 participants. The findings of this study are showing that Togolese are reasonably aware about CTs, and they have a positive intention to participate, but they are ignorant of national CTs regulations. Although unawareness and unwillingness may be universally common, one challenge in Togo is the lack of communication.
Conclusions: The findings of this study are encouraging. The National Bioethics Committee for Health needs to be better communicative, and providing training in clinical research is essential.
Dr, A Amadou
Boulevard Faure Gnassingbé, Avédji-Limousine, 03 BP 31569, Lomé
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Amadou A, Dziri S, Foma W, Gbadamassi A. Awareness and willingness to participate in clinical trials in togo.Perspect Clin Res 2022;13:180-183
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Amadou A, Dziri S, Foma W, Gbadamassi A. Awareness and willingness to participate in clinical trials in togo. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Mar 22 ];13:180-183
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