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Beliefs and Preferences for Medical Research Among African-Americans

A sample of 304 African-American participants from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area completed a survey evaluating beliefs about medical research and preferred research study methods. Results showed 90 percent believed that medical research was necessary and assists in finding a cure for a disease. Most respondents expressed a preference for participating in research related to issues with which they were familiar (e.g., diabetes or hypertension) or for working with researchers of a similar ethnic background.

Cain GE, Kalu N, Kwagyan J, et al. Beliefs and preferences for medical research among African-Americans. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 2016;3(1):74-82.

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