The 3 Things That Happen During a Clinical Research Study

Interested in Participating in a Clinical Research Study?

Participating in a clinical research study is a great way to gain exclusive access to the latest investigational medications and treatment methods available for your condition. Not only can you potentially improve the symptoms of your condition, you will also have a hand in advancing medical science and helping breakthrough medications get FDA approval, which could help millions of other people just like you. If you are curious about the clinical research study process, we’re here to help. Keep reading to learn more about the clinical research study process and how to sign up to qualify as a participant in a clinical trial today.

What is a Clinical Research Study?

Clinical trials are research studies that test a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention in people. These trials are the primary way that researchers determine if a new form of treatment or prevention, such as a new drug, diet, or medical device (for example, a pacemaker), is safe and effective in people. Often, a clinical trial is designed to learn if a new treatment is more effective or has less harmful side effects than existing treatments.

The Screening Process

First and foremost, our facility will need to ensure that you are the right fit for the study. All you have to do is click here to fill out a short form to let us know that you’re interested, and we will reach out to you to conduct the initial screening call to pre-qualify you.

Once pre-qualified, you will be asked to come to our facility. First, you will sign the informed consent form, and then you will receive a complimentary medical exam to determine your eligibility for the study further. If you meet the guidelines, you will be asked to participate and the screening process is complete.

Treatment Visits

After you’ve been asked to become a participant, you will be required to come to our office for a number of treatment visits. The amount and length of these visits vary depending on which clinical research trial you are participating in. During these visits, you will be given the investigational medication or treatment and monitored.

Treatment visit lengths vary from study to study. They are generally around 30 minutes; however, they can last longer—especially the initial appointment, where the informed consent form is signed.

There is absolutely no cost to you to participate in a clinical trial. In fact, you may be compensated for your time and travel as a participant in our clinical study.

Follow-Up Monitoring

After you have completed the treatment visits, you will be asked to return for an End of Study Visit. Generally, this visit includes the same procedures as the initial screening visit. You will then be asked to return for a number of follow-up visits to monitor you for potential lingering side effects of the study or the treatment medication.

For more information, or to see a list of clinical trials we are currently conducting and enrolling participants for, visit us at KeystoneClinicalResearch.com!

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