What motivates a participant’s decision to complete a clinical trial?

  • “For me mostly to improve healthcare for self and also that I would be getting additional attention from my consultant during treatment.” (Patient or public member involved in a trial (as a participant or parent/carer of a participant, or as a contributor to design/delivery of trial))
  • “Improved healthcare is very important, including access to new treatments (often seen as better) and additional follow up (often seen as missing from standard NHS care). From my Father’s experience better health care was crucial and likely saved his life.” (Frontline staff or other staff involved or invested in trial retention (e.g. Research Nurse, Trial Manager, regulatory or oversight role such as Sponsor or Research Director)