加强临床试验中少数民族的招募

少数种族和少数民族在临床试验中的代表性往往不足,威胁到结果的普遍性。在这里,作者最近的研究出版于BMC医学研究方法学提供一个开放的在线课程,就这一主题对研究人员进行教育,并促进改进招聘做法。

很少有机构提供关于增加临床试验参与者多样性策略的培训。

尽管人们越来越意识到需要多样性,但许多研究团队仍在努力在临床试验中招募少数民族。不幸的是,很少有机构为研究团队提供关于增加临床试验参与者多样性策略的培训。为了满足这一需求,我们开发了一个大规模的在线开放课程,叫做一起更快. 本课程的目标是帮助参与临床研究企业的个人(包括研究人员、招聘人员和临床研究协调员)获得成功招募和保留临床试验中的少数民族所需的知识和技能。

our manuscript,we describe the design, implementation, and initial evaluation results based on the ten-month period since the course was released. Briefly, the course was developed through a collaborative process involving a team of content experts, knowledge management information scientists, and videographers. Community feedback was incorporated throughout the course development process through consultation with the Recruitment Innovation Center Community Advisory Board.

这个课程consists of eight modules, which can each be completed within an hour. The individual modules are divided into short (~10 minute) segments to try to make it easier for learners to complete the training when they have available time. The modules focus on topics including understanding the need for diversity in clinical research, barriers and facilitators to participation, community engagement strategies, pre-screening, consent, and retention. The course content is freely available, and learners can work at their own pace.

总的来说,反馈课程参与者有蜜蜂n positive, and participants have indicated that the course increased their knowledge of the topic. It remains to be seen whether participation in the course will translate to changes in minority enrollment in clinical trials. However, the majority of learners in our study reported that they intended to alter their recruitment practices as a result of their course participation.

培训本身不会带来变化,除非辅以行动。

我们希望像我们的课程这样的倡议最终将导致少数族裔在临床试验中的更公平的代表性。要了解某项研究的结果是否与不同人群相关,就必须实现研究参与的多样性。我们认识到,培训本身不会带来变化,除非辅以行动。可能需要在个人、团队和机构层面进行变革。响应增加临床试验参与多样性的呼吁是我们可以采取的许多关键步骤之一,以帮助减少健康差距和促进健康公平。

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