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Utilisation du numérique dans les essais cliniques : recrutement via les réseaux sociaux

Abstract : The digital era in which we live in today is generating many changes in various areas of our life. These changes are necessary in order to adapt to the digital era but they also improve some processes and are sometimes source of innovation. The pharmaceutical industry does not deviate from the rule and also benefits from this springboard to accelerate the development of drugs and their marketing. One of the crucial step of development is the clinical phase. During this phase, the actors in clinical research have to face many challenges in order to ensure the safety of the patient but also to ensure that the trial meets and follows the criteria of quality, cost and time. Patient recruitment is a part of these challenges. Sometimes difficult, patient recruitment can cause a considerable delay and results in significant costs increase. Poor recruitment can also affect quality of collected data. Using social networks in order to facilitate patient recruitment could be part of the solution. Globally and frequently used, however sparsely regulated and often controversial, the use of social networks in patient recruitment for a clinical trial raises many questions and concerns. These are mainly regarding operational, regulatory and ethical aspects of clinical research. Through various studies that have opted for recruitment via a social network (Facebook), these issues are going to be detailed, analyzed and discussed in this thesis. The field of clinical research is gradually adapting to the digital era and its actors must collaborate all together and put the patient at the center of all considerations in order to take best advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technology.
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Sarah Kerbouche. Utilisation du numérique dans les essais cliniques : recrutement via les réseaux sociaux. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2020. ⟨dumas-02943091⟩



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