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Personality predicts trial adherence

 
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Personality predicts trial adherence

Anthony Jerant, associate professor of family and community medicine, has found that giving clinical trial participants a simple personality test can predict which ones are more likely to drop out of a study or miss data collection appointments, potentially affecting study outcomes. Using the Five-Factor Model of personality, Jerant and his team found that higher levels of openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness helped predict which participants would drop out of the study early or fail to keep data-collection appointments. The study appeared online in the Annals of Family Medicine.

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