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Investigator Participation in Clinical Research: An Examination of Barriers and Facilitators in the Indian Clinical Trials Settings

Author(s) Vishav Kumar Dhiman, Sunaina Sharma
Country India
Abstract Background: This study aims to improve clinical research by identifying the barriers and facilitators for investigators conducting trials. We explore investigator demographics, challenges faced, and factors promoting engagement. Additionally, we examine how investigators’ background influences their experiences with both barriers and facilitators, ultimately aiming to foster a patient-centric clinical trial ecosystem.
Methods: A quantitative, exploratory study investigated barriers and facilitators in clinical trials among 132 investigators in India. A self-designed questionnaire captured experiences with challenges, strategies, and facilitators. Pilot testing ensured tool validity and reliability. Ethical considerations were addressed, and data analysis will identify key factors impacting investigator engagement. This study aims to improve the clinical research ecosystem in India.
Results: The study aims to identify the facilitators and barriers experienced by the research investigators. An online questionnaire survey was used in this cross-sectional investigation. The study's population consists of 132 respondents, with 68 (51.5%) males and 64 (48.5%) females. Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) (41.7%), Research Associates (RA’s) (27.3%), Supporting staff (19.7%), Co-Investigators (Co-I) (6.8%), and Principal Investigators (PIs) (4.5%) which were the majority of respondents. The most common barriers found among the principal investigators regarding the limited resources (p=0.014) towards the clinical trials. Inadequate training (p=0.461), Complex regulations (p=0.625), and Communication barriers (p=0.853) did not seem like barriers to the clinical research staff. Whereas some of the staff faced barriers (p=0.118) with the complex regulations and Inadequate training on the other hand most of the respondents considered the same statements as facilitators (p=0.963) with their daily working activities.
Conclusion: The Barriers and Facilitators experienced by the clinical investigators, It was found that there is no difference in viewpoint. As per the results, Research associates agreed more with the facilitators and the principal investigators faced barriers.
Keywords Clinical research, Clinical trials, Barriers, Facilitators
Field Medical / Pharmacy
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-04
Cite This Investigator Participation in Clinical Research: An Examination of Barriers and Facilitators in the Indian Clinical Trials Settings - Vishav Kumar Dhiman, Sunaina Sharma - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.19518
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