Racial differences in factors that influence the willingness to participate in medical research studies.

  title={Racial differences in factors that influence the willingness to participate in medical research studies.},
  author={Vickie L. Shavers and Charles F. Lynch and Leon F. Burmeister},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={12 4},
PURPOSE The relative absence of racial/ethnic minorities among medical research subjects is receiving considerable attention because of recent government mandates for their inclusion in all human subject research. We examined racial differences in the prevalence of sociocultural barriers as a possible explanation for the underrepresentation of African Americans in medical research studies. METHODS During 1998-1999, a total of 198 residents of the Detroit Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area… CONTINUE READING

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