Sociodemographic and Motivational Characteristics of Parents Who Volunteer Their Children for Clinical Research: A Controlled Study
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1990 May 26; 300(6736): 1372-1375.
...A questionnaire was administered to parents who volunteered their children for a...trial of a drug to treat asthma and to a control group of parents whose children were eligible for the trial but had refused the invitation...Volunteering parents were less well educated with only 15% (10/68) of mothers and 16% (11/68) of fathers having had a tertiary or university education compared with 26% (11/42) of mothers and 45% (19/42) of fathers in the non-volunteering group...Volunteering parents had less social support, and they displayed greater health seeking behaviour and consumed more habit forming substances. They were motivated by a desire to help others and to contribute to medical research, but they were also searching for more information and better ways to help their own children. Conclusion -- Parents who volunteer their children for medical research are significantly more socially disadvantaged and emotionally vulnerable.
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