BMC Medical Ethics
(Accessed 15 Jun 2019)
| 14 June 2019
Who should decide about children’s and adolescents’ participation in health research? The views of children and adults in rural Kenya
International research guidance has shifted towards an increasingly proactive inclusion of children and adolescents in health research in recognition of the need for more evidence-based treatment. Strong calls have been made for the active involvement of children and adolescents in developing research proposals and policies, including in decision-making about research participation. Much evidence and debate on this topic has focused on high-income settings, while the greatest health burdens and research gaps occur in low-middle income countries, highlighting the need to take account of voices from more diverse contexts.
Authors: Vicki Marsh, Nancy Mwangome, Irene Jao, Katharine Wright, Sassy Molyneux and Alun Davies