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Taking social relationships seriously: Lessons learned from the informed consent practices of a vaccine trial on the Kenyan Coast
Beginning community engagement at a busy biomedical research programme: Experiences from the KEMRI CGMRC-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
A Phase 2b Randomised Trial of the Candidate Malaria Vaccines FP9 ME-TRAP and MVA ME-TRAP among Children in Kenya
The regime was moderately immunogenic, but the magnitude of T cell responses was lower than in previous studies, and future field studies will require vaccinations with stronger immunogenicity in children living in malarious areas.
Incorporating a quiz into informed consent processes: Qualitative study of participants' reactions
- S. Molyneux, Caroline Gikonyo, V. Marsh, P. Bejon
- Medicine, PsychologyMalaria Journal
- 10 November 2007
The quiz prompted community members to voice concerns about blood sampling and vaccine side-effects, thereby encouraging additional discussions and interactions between the research team and potential study participants, and caused significant upset and concern.
FEEDBACK OF RESEARCH FINDINGS FOR VACCINE TRIALS: EXPERIENCES FROM TWO MALARIA VACCINE TRIALS INVOLVING HEALTHY CHILDREN ON THE KENYAN COAST
It is found that feedback of findings is a complex but key step in a continuing set of social interactions between community members and research staff (particularly field staff who work at the interface with communities), and among community members themselves; a step which needs careful planning from the outset.