Patients alike participate in clinical research for many different reasons. Patient motivation arises from a desire to improve their health condition and feel that they are not alone and that the study team is doing their best. On the other hand, patients understand that their participation actually can help in the understanding of their disease and in the development of new therapies.
What should patients know before participating in a clinical trial?
Investigators seek participation for many reasons from a desire to take part in the latest treatments to improve patient health and continue medical education in specific disease areas.
Clinical Research is a huge and complex world. Investigators, besides their clinical experience, must be fully trained and well informed about clinical research guidelines, regulations and legislation.