Benefits and Challenges of Pragmatic Trials for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, 12-1 p.m.
Pragmatic trials are different from conventional clinical trials because pragmatic trials are embedded within ongoing clinical care in a healthcare setting. When they work well, pragmatic trials open recruitment to a much broader group of people, which increases likelihood of diversity in age, gender, and ethnicity among its research participants. Pragmatic trials are not without their challenges, however. Burden is placed on clinicians to participate in additional trainings and follow research protocols while continuing to interact with their patients. On the other side, research participants (or their caregivers) may be asked to give up an element of control in their care as part of the participation process.
What do pragmatic trials look like for research participants who have intellectual or developmental disability, or the healthcare providers who serve them? Once the trial has started, how does the trial evolve as more information comes to light? Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 12-1 p.m. as we chat with three Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researchers who are currently facilitating a pragmatic trial in their practices.
After this session, attendees will be able to:
Define a pragmatic trial and identify differences between a pragmatic trial and a conventional clinical research trial.
Identify two elements of a pragmatic trial that present additional ethical considerations in IDD populations.
Identify two benefits of the pragmatic trial design as opposed to conventional clinical research trial.
Describe two actions that can be taken to maximize inclusion of diverse participants in pragmatic trials.