“Money Helps”

People who inject drugs and their perceptions of financial compensation and its ethical implications

Roberto Abadie, Brandon Brown, Celia B. Fisher

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Abstract

This study documents how people who inject drugs (PWID) in rural Puerto Rico perceive payments for participating in HIV epidemiological studies. In-depth interviews were conducted among a subset (n = 40) of active PWID older than 18 years of age who had been previously enrolled in a much larger study (N = 360). Findings suggest that financial compensation was the main motivation for initially enrolling in the parent study. Then, as trust in the researchers developed, participants came to perceive compensation as part of a reciprocal exchange in which they assisted researchers by providing a trustful account of their experiences and researchers reciprocated with financial support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEthics and Behavior
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Compensation and Redress
Research Personnel
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Financial Support
Puerto Rico
Motivation
Epidemiologic Studies
HIV
Interviews

Keywords

  • ethics
  • financial compensation
  • perception
  • Puerto Rico
  • PWID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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“Money Helps” : People who inject drugs and their perceptions of financial compensation and its ethical implications. / Abadie, Roberto; Brown, Brandon; Fisher, Celia B.

In: Ethics and Behavior, 01.01.2018.

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