Improving research participation in underserved communities
The two main causes of visual impairment in the working age-group are glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. People from a global majority background are at an increased risk of developing these conditions and have poorer treatment outcomes. As well as raising the awareness of preventative eye health, the team highlighted the importance and the benefits of participation in research for them, their families, and their communities. Participation meant not only enrolling on clinical trials but helping us shape the design and delivery of our research and determining the research questions. it is important that the patient should be at the centre of all clinical research. The award-winning Research Opportunities at Moorfields (ROAM) platform facilitated this ethos by making it easier for patients, families, communities, and our staff to discover and participate in our research.
- Understanding the barriers and enablers to participation in research by people from underserved communities.
- Viable solutions to improving research participation in underserved communities.