|dc.contributor.author||Haresnape Tyson, Claire||
|dc.identifier.citation||Haresnape Tyson, C, 2016, The Challenges of Designing and Implementing a Pilot Study of Ovarium Compositum in Infertile Women, Queen Mary University of London.||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||This thesis reports a research project with a mixed methods research design
and a pragmatist worldview. It documents, analyses and reflects upon the
evolution of a project, that over nine years, examined the challenges of
designing and implementing a clinical trial design that could capture the
effect of using Ovarium compositum to support the outcomes of women
undergoing infertility treatment at Jersey General Hospital.
The initial aim of the research project was to design and conduct a
randomised clinical trial of a homeopathic product, Ovarium compositum, as
an additional treatment for women undergoing infertility treatment at Jersey
General Hospital. When the trial did not meet it’s recruitment target the focus
of the project switched to an investigation of the reasons for trial failure. The
need for a pragmatist philosophical worldview to bring structure and
understanding to the process of writing and rewriting the thesis became
increasingly clear as the project evolved.
The aims are divided into two categories, methodological and outcomes.
Methodological aims include:
• To explore the appropriate methodology for designing a clinical trial of
a homeopathic product.
• To understand the role of a pragmatist worldview in clinical trial design
and in rewriting a thesis.
• To understand the use of Mixed Methods Research in healthcare
Outcome aims include:
To understand the conceptualisation of infertility and its treatment by
homotoxicologists in the UK||en_US
|dc.description.sponsorship||BioPathica Ltd, Ashford Kent
and from Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH.||en_US
|dc.publisher||Queen Mary University of London||en_US
|dc.title||The Challenges of Designing and Implementing a Pilot Study of Ovarium Compositum in Infertile Women||en_US
|dc.rights.holder||The copyright of this thesis rests with the author and no quotation from it or information derived from it may be published without the prior written consent of the author||