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Clinical trials: the viewpoint of children
  1. J Cherrill1,
  2. H Hudson1,
  3. C Cocking1,
  4. V Unsworth1,
  5. L Franck2,
  6. J McIntyre1,
  7. I Choonara1
  1. 1Academic Division of Child Health, University of Nottingham, Derbyshire Children’s Hospital, Derby, UK
  2. 2Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Imti Choonara
    Academic Division of Child Health, The University of Nottingham, Derbyshire Children’s Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3NE, UK; imti.choonara{at}


The views of 30 children (8–16 years old) attending paediatric medical clinics on paediatric clinical trials were determined by semi-structured interviews. Nineteen children recognised that there were risks involved with taking part in clinical trials. Risks concerned with being paid were recognised by all children.

  • children
  • clinical trials
  • ethics

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  • Published Online First 3 April 2007

  • Competing interests: None.

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