Faculty Advisor

Burnham, Nancy A.

Abstract

The social acceptance of nanomedicine was studied through a survey distributed to Worcester Polytechnic Institute students. There was no correlation between the acceptance of nanomedicine and the respondents' cognitive types or their risk behavior. Nonetheless, a significant result for public-relations strategies of nanomedicine was that the most influential factors for using a new medicine were: doctor's advice, clinical research, side effects, FDA approval of the medicine, information on package, and research journal.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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