Best Poster Award presented to: Mira Staphorst Posted by Admin on October 2014
Congratulations to Mira Staphorst, who received the Best Poster Award during the 2nd International Pediatric Conference in Europe, Amsterdam, September 25-26
Title poster: Self-reported experience of children during medical research procedures: an explorative study. Click here (PDF-document)
Summary: Institutional Review Boards often lack empirical evidence about children's experiences when evaluating the burden of study protocols. Therefore, we explored children's experiences in clinical research studies by interviewing them about their experiences.
Most interviewed children considered physical, mental and logistical discomfort of the medical research procedures as acceptable, and viewed their participation in clinical research as a positive experience. We used the outcomes of the interviews for the development of a questionnaire to systematically measure discomfort of medical research procedures.