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'Rumours' and clinical trials: a retrospective examination of a paediatric malnutrition study in Zambia, southern Africa.

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BACKGROUND: Many public health researchers conducting studies in resource-constrained settings have experienced negative 'rumours' about their work; in some cases they have been reported to create serious challenges and derail studies. However, what may appear superficially as 'gossip' or 'rumours' can also be regarded and understood as metaphors which represent local concerns. For researchers unaccustomed to having concerns expressed from participants in this manner, possible reactions can ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2458-10-556

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Muchimba, M More by this author
Sikateyo, B More by this author
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC public health Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
556
Publication date:
2010-09-17
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EISSN:
1471-2458
ISSN:
1471-2458
URN:
uuid:e15ccdc6-3964-4455-905f-8e59a1ee3f0c
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350695
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pubs:350695

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