Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
In Reply: Mr Paz rightly points out the relevance
of cross-cultural differences in decisions about research participation, and
we agree that recruitment should take these differences into account. Rather
than attempting to discuss all potential determinants of participants’
decisions, the model we described flexibly incorporates many factors that
are weighed. We also recommend that researchers consider a broad array of
such factors when developing compensation and recruitment strategies.
Dunn LB, Gordon NE. Economic Behavior and Informed Consent—Reply. JAMA. 2005;293(17):2092. doi:10.1001/jama.293.17.2092-b