Assessing Public Attitudes to Health Related Findings in Research : April 2012.
- Wellcome Trust (London, England)
About this work
During research involving human participants, researchers may find something that has direct significance for a participant’s health; for example, revealing an undiagnosed disease or an increased risk of illness. There is limited understanding of public attitudes towards these health related findings, and the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council commissioned research to address this evidence gap. 'Assessing Public Attitudes to Health Related Findings in Research' reports the findings of this research, which included qualitative extended focus groups and a large scale quantitative survey conducted by Opinion Leader in the UK in 2011/12.