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The role of therapeutic optimism in recruitment to a clinical trial in a peripartum setting: balancing hope and uncertainty

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Background: Hope has therapeutic value because it enables people to cope with uncertainty about their future health. Indeed, hope, or therapeutic optimism (TO), is seen as an essential aspect of the provision and experience of medical care. The role of TO in clinical research has been briefly discussed, but the concept, and whether it can be transferred from care to research and from patients to clinicians, has not been fully investigated. The role played by TO in research emerged during inte...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s13063-016-1394-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health
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Technology Assessment (HTA) programme (Project number 12/29/01: Got-it Trial ISCRTN88609453
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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Trials Journal website
Publication date:
2016-06-01
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1745-6215
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uuid:2abbda0a-77ac-4158-a85a-d4e3839907c7
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622988
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pubs:622988

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