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OBJECTIVES Our objective in this study was to investigate the effects of gestational diabetes (GDM) on women's health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after delivery. This study investigates the differences between a GDM group and a control group. STUDY DESIGN Using random sampling, 100 women who had had GDM were selected from a birth register. Glucose(More)
Within the EU-project NewGeneris human placental perfusion has been used for predicting fetal exposure to food carcinogens. Within the work package of ethical aspects of the research, we studied opinions of the researchers (n = 23) who carried out perfusions of human placenta. Data were collected by focus group interviews (n = 12) and an open-ended(More)
BACKGROUND In clinical research scientific, legal as well as ethical aspects are important. It is well known that clinical investigators at university hospitals have to undertake their PhD-studies alongside their daily work and reconciling work and study can be challenging. The aim of this project was to create a web based course in clinical research(More)
BACKGROUND Randomised clinical trials (RCTs) involve procedures such as randomisation, blinding, and placebo use, which are not part of standard medical care. Patients asked to participate in RCTs often experience difficulties in understanding the meaning of these and their justification. METHODS We reviewed RCT protocols, statements of the principal(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known regarding the role of the midwife in recruiting mothers to participate in scientific research. OBJECTIVE To describe ethical aspects of participation of midwives in placental perfusion studies. DESIGN Qualitative study involving thematic interviews and thematic content analysis. SETTING Two university hospitals in Finland in(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have been published about ethics committees and the clarifications requested about the submitted applications. In Finland, ethics committees require a separate statement on ethical aspects of the research in applications to the ethics committee. However, little is known about how researchers consider the ethical aspects of their own(More)
Within the EU project "NewGeneris" human placental perfusion has been used for assessing in utero fetal exposure to food carcinogens. Within the work package of ethical aspects of the research, we were interested in the way mothers who donated placentas for perfusion perceived their participation in the study. Thematic interviews were conducted with 25(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to describe nurse leaders' perceptions of ethical recruitment in clinical research. BACKGROUND Nurse leaders are expected to get involved in clinical research, but there are few studies that focus on their role, particularly the ethical issues. METHOD Qualitative data were collected from ten nurse leaders using thematic(More)
OBJECTIVES To ensure the development of new effective treatments in medicine, clinical trials (CTs) need to be conducted. The study was aimed at assessing knowledge of and attitudes toward clinical drug trials among patients with epilepsy, along with factors that motivate them to participate in CTs. Use of this information could improve recruitment for(More)