Many people wonder if they would be good candidates for clinical trials, here are some questions you should ask yourself before deciding to participate.
Keep track of your answers!
Question 1: I am interested in clinical trials because...
A. I would like to be paid for participating in clinical trials.
B. I would like to help research new treatments and therapies.
C. the treatment that I am currently using for my illness isn't working and I would like to try something new.
D. I would like to receive high-quality, free medical care while participating in a clinical trial.
Question 2: When my doctor gives me specific instructions about my treatment or medicine I usually...
A. forget the instructions right away.
B. follow the instructions to the best of my ability.
C. write down the instructions and follow them precisely.
Question 3: When it comes to appointments with my doctor I usually...
A. have to reschedule over and over, I'm just too busy to make those appointments every time.
B. make it to every appointment.
C. arrive at each appointment on time and ready to take an active role in my medical care, my health is most important to me.
Question 4: I use illegal drugs...
A. frequently or occasionally.
If you chose mostly B's, C's, or D's then congratulations! You are most likely a good
candidate for clinical trials participation. You can learn more
about clinical trials or search for clinical trials.
If you chose mostly A's then you are most likely not a good candidate for clinical trials, here's why:
1. You only want to participate in order to be compensated. Although clinical trials participants are frequently compensated for taking part in the research studies the best participants are those that are trying to support the advancedment of treatments and therapies, and are not just trying to earn compensation. The exception to this is individuals that participate in Phase I studies or healthy volunteers clinical trials .
2. You don't follow a doctor's instructions. Clinical trials participants need to be able to follow the instructions provided by the medical staff including reporting any changes in how you feel, recording a journal, or taking medication at specific times. This is done to ensure that the results of the clinical trial are valid.
3. You are too busy to participate in a clinical trial. It takes time and energy to participate in a clinical trial. You will be expected to interact with the medical staff on a regular basis and be available for follow-up appointments.
4. You use illegal drugs. Individuals who use illegal drugs cannot participate in clinical trials.
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