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February 21, 2001

Patients' Point of View in Heart Failure Trials

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2001;285(7):883-884. doi:10.1001/jama.285.7.879

To the Editor: Randomized clinical trials are the gold standard for assessing new therapeutic strategies in heart failure, but little is known about the perspectives of the patients participating in these trials.1-3 We sought to examine patients' motivation for participating in clinical trials, their comprehension of the trial's purpose, their perceived clinical benefit, and their interest in participating in future clinical trials.