'Rumours' and clinical trials: a retrospective examination of a paediatric malnutrition study in Zambia, southern Africa

@inproceedings{Kingori2010RumoursAC,
  title={'Rumours' and clinical trials: a retrospective examination of a paediatric malnutrition study in Zambia, southern Africa},
  author={Patricia Kingori and Maureen Muchimba and Bornwell Sikateyo and Beatrice C Amadi and Paul Kelly},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Many public health researchers conducting studies in resource-constrained settings have experienced negative 'rumours' about their work; in some cases they have been reported to create serious challenges and derail studies. However, what may appear superficially as 'gossip' or 'rumours' can also be regarded and understood as metaphors which represent local concerns. For researchers unaccustomed to having concerns expressed from participants in this manner, possible reactions can be… CONTINUE READING