Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics

Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9627


Margaux Illy

Margaux Illy
Aix Marseille Université,
CNRS, EFS, ADES, Marseille

  • Research Article
    Can Influenced Choices be Consented? A Qualitative Study Involving Patients with Severe Uncontrolled Asthma Participating to Clinical Trials
    Author(s): Margaux IllyMargaux Illy

    Objective Severe asthma is a difficult condition to treat; high-dose corticoids may ultimately represent a risk for patients and are not always enough to relieve them. Some find they in a therapeutic dead-end and have no other perspective than a clinical trial to help them to acquire a better quality of life and no long fearing a life-threatening exacerbation. With such a strong influence in their decision, was it still consent or a coerced choice? Methods The study used a qualitative descriptive design consisting of 20 face-to-face interviews of patients with severe uncontrolled asthma who have consent to clinical trials in Marseille, France. Transcribed interviews were analyzed through thematic content analysis then discussed using philosophical tools. Results Two main themes have e.. Read More»

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