Journal article

What do GPs get out of participating in research? Experience of the LEAP trial

Jane Gunn, Zoe McCallum, Lena Sanci, Bibi Gerner, Claire Harris, Melissa Wake

AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Maximising the health of our communities requires a strong foundation of clinical research. Undertaking community based clinical research requires an understanding of what motivates practitioners to participate in research and how they experience the process. It has been suggested that a primary care sector with a strong research culture and evidence base is crucial to getting evidence into practice, yet general practice research has been criticised for ignoring clinical research. This article examines why a group of general practitioners took part in clinical research. METHODS: Participants completed surveys before and after involvement in the Live, Eat and Play (LEAP) study, a ..

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