Minority Participation in Health Research—Facts and Fiction
Van Wye, G
Wendler, D and Kington, R and Madans, J and Van Wye, G and Christ-Schmidt, H (2006) Minority Participation in Health Research—Facts and Fiction. PLoS Medicine, 3 (2). pp. 153-154.
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It is widely believed that racial and ethnic minority groups, especially in the US, are less willing to participate in health research than non-minority groups. According to this view, minority groups’comparative unwillingness to participate is due to a lack of trust in health research and health researchers, which traces to past abuses, particularly the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.
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