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Table 3 Awareness of issues related to registration trials, clinical research, and nursing research

From: Nurse awareness of clinical research: a survey in a Japanese University Hospital

  Aware Not aware
1. Awareness of issues related to registration trials   
Registration trials are necessary for drug registration 401 (88.5%) 52 (11.5%)
Review by institutional review board is mandatory 194 (42.8%) 259 (57.2%)
CRC support registration trials 200 (44.2%) 253 (55.8%)
Informed consent is essential for a registration trial 422 (93.2%) 31 (6.8%)
Refusal of a registration trial causes no disadvantage 394 (87.0%) 59 (13.0%)
Some registration trials use placebo 232 (51.2%) 221 (48.8%)
Participants can withdraw anytime 345 (76.2%) 108 (23.8%)
Reward for participants is prepared in registration trials 221 (48.8%) 232 (51.2%)
2. Awareness of issues related to clinical research   
Clinical research includes research using labeled drugs 192 (42.4%) 261 (57.6%)
Review by ethics committee is mandatory 242 (53.4%) 211 (46.6%)
Governmental ethical guidelines are applied to clinical research 245 (54.1%) 208 (45.9%)
Institutional registration is mandatory for investigators at Tokushima University Hospital* 148 (32.7%) 305 (67.3%)
3. Awareness on issues related to nursing research   
Review by ethics committee is mandatory 370 (81.7%) 83 (18.3%)
Institutional registration is mandatory for nurse investigators at Tokushima University Hospital* 244 (53.9%) 209 (46.1%)
  1. *Concerns the “local” rule at Tokushima University Hospital.