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Participants' perceptions of motivation, randomisation and withdrawal in a randomised controlled trial of interventions for prevention of depression

Grant, J B.; Mackinnon, A J; Christensen, H; Walker, J


AIMS AND BACKGROUND Little is known about how participants perceive prevention trials, particularly trials designed to prevent mental illness. This study examined participants' motives for participating in a trial and their views of randomisation and the ability to withdraw from a randomised controlled trial (RCT) for prevention of depression. METHODS Participants were older adults reporting elevated depression symptoms (N = 900) living in urban and regional locations in Australia who had...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Ethics
DOI: 10.1136/jme.2008.028035


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