DCTs offer a more patient-centric approach in clinical trials by removing various barriers for participants such as the need for travel. However, increased digital tool use may introduce a new barrier for some groups in the population, due to a lack of access to technology and/or low digital literacy known as the digital divide. Decentralisation and use of digital tools can look different for each clinical trial, which makes it difficult to assess the digital skill requirements DCTs may bring.
Parla Yuksel, former UMCU master thesis student, researched the digital skill requirements of five different decentralized elements and wrote her thesis titled; What are the required digital literacy competencies from a patient for effective participation in decentralized clinical trials?
During this webinar, Parla will present the highlights of the research and potential the use-cases of her results as well as a short demonstration of how this could affect the clinical trial population.