Attitudes and beliefs of african americans toward participation in medical research

  title={Attitudes and beliefs of african americans toward participation in medical research},
  author={Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith and Stephen B. Thomas and Mark V. Williams and Dr. Sandra Moody-Ayers},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
OBJECTIVE: To describe barriers to participation of African Americans in research. DESIGN: Focus group interviews conducted in 1997. PATIENTS: Thirty-three African-American adults presenting to an urban public hospital for outpatient medical care participated in one of five focus groups. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: African-American patients’ attitudes toward medical research were measured. Mistrust of doctors, scientists, and the government was reported consistently by the participants. Many… CONTINUE READING
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