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Stakeholder engagement is increasingly recognised and institutionalised as an essential component of HIV-related biomedical research. However, we know little about stakeholder engagement's social outcomes, such as its influence on the community it engages with, in authoritarian regimes and beyond high-income countries. This study evaluates a multi-site structured stakeholder engagement programme conducted in parallel with two HIV prevention studies among men who have sex with men in China. We conducted a one-month ethnographic study and 41 semi-structured interviews with participants of a structured stakeholder engagement programme in six Chinese cities. We found that the structured stakeholder engagement programme offered community stakeholders additional and flexible funding, networking opportunities, increased clinical research literacy, and strengthened their connections with the community. However, the structured stakeholder programme generated unintended consequences in some cases. It caused community stakeholders to expend their social capital, introduced moral conflicts and created tension between stakeholders' 'community representative' and 'research assistant' identities. Our findings suggest that despite these unintended consequences, structured stakeholder engagement could effectively mitigate negative outcomes generated by such engagement if such programmes are more sensitive and responsive to the broader socio-political structure in which trials are embedded.
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Name: Culture, health & sexuality
Novel hearing therapeutics are rapidly progressing along the innovation pathway and into the clinical trial domain. Because these trials are new to the hearing community, they come with challenges in ...
Social media campaigns have been successfully implemented in nontherapeutic trials. However, evidence to support their utility in cancer therapeutic trials is limited.
Social engagement protects against dementia onset. Less is known about patterns of social engagement around the time of dementia diagnosis. We investigated face-to-face and telephone contact at three ...
Community engagement is a promising method for teaching about social determinants of health (SDOH) through experiential learning. The purpose of this article is to report the implementation and evalua...
This cross-sectional study examined associations of local social engagement with walking and sitting, and whether these associations were modified by local environmental attributes. Older residents (a...
The goal of this research study is to find out if providing patients who are enrolled in phase 1 clinical trials with structured supportive care will enable them to continue in the Phase 1...
The objective of our study is to determine which factors affect willingness to participate in gynecologic oncology clinical trials. Women with a diagnosis of gynecologic malignancy will be...
The project at the center of this proposal will leverage a pilot randomized design to examine initial feasibility and preliminary effects of augmenting usual mental health evaluation proce...
This study utilizes a novel technique—expressive arts therapy—to facilitate social integration for youth recovering from acquired brain injury (ABI). Expressive arts therapy is define...
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Works about randomized clinical trials that compare interventions in clinical settings and which look at a range of effectiveness outcomes and impacts.
Works about a study where participants are assigned to a treatment, procedure, or intervention by methods that are not random. Non-randomized clinical trials are sometimes referred to as quasi-experimental clinical trials or non-equivalent control group designs.
Work that is the report of a pre-planned clinical study of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques in humans selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. While most clinical trials concern humans, this publication type may be used for clinical veterinary articles meeting the requisites for humans. Specific headings for specific types and phases of clinical trials are also available.
Earlier than planned termination of clinical trials.
Pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.
Clinical trials are a set of procedures in medical research conducted to allow safety (or more specifically, information about adverse drug reactions and adverse effects of other treatments) and efficacy data to be collected for health interventions (e.g...
Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the causative agent of AIDS. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, more commonly known as HIV, is a member of the lentivirus sub-set of the retrovirus family of pathogens. It causes AIDS, or Acquired Immuno Deficiency Sy...
AIDS and HIV
AIDS; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV; Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV infection causes AIDS. HIV infection also causes the production of anti-HIV antibodies, which forms the test for HIV in patients. People who have the HIV antibodies are ...