General practice research: does gender affect the decision to participate?

Kay Margaret Jones, Maureen Elizabeth Dixon, John Dixon

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Background Recruitment of general practitioners for research in Australia is problematic. We aimed to explore general practice demographics and recent research experience for effects on research attitudes and enablers and inhibitors of research participation. Methods A survey was developed and distributed to GPs via two divisions of general practice in Melbourne, Victoria. Results Seven hundred and fifty-six questionnaires were mailed and 215 (28 ) returned; 50 of respondents were women and 51 of all GPs had previously participated in general practice research. Gender differences were found in factors affecting the decision to participate. Women were significantly more concerned about out-of-hours commitment (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419 - 422
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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