Clinical trials are a vital aspect to medical progress. Without them, we would not be able to develop better, safer, and more effective forms of treatment. By enrolling in a clinical trial, you’re not only helping yourself, but millions of others who suffer from various illnesses and ailments.
However, joining a trial is a very personal decision that should not be taken lightly, and there are a few critical things you need to consider before deciding enroll.
1. Are you making this decision on your own?
As we said, this is a personal decision, and while you may want seek input from friends and family, taking part in a clinical trial is for you and you alone to decide.
2. Have you considered the risks?
At Pinnacle Research, we go to extreme measures to ensure safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our participants. These treatments are carefully considered and tested before making it to our facility. However, there are always certain risks that come with experimental trials. Before you participate in a study, be sure you’ve talked with your doctor, as well as one of our clinical research professionals, so that you fully understand the risks of the trial.
3. Do you have the time?
Most clinical trials involve routine testing and observation. Depending on the study, you may be required to visit the clinic multiple times a week or potentially stay overnight. While not every trial will involve such extensive time commitments, you will want to be sure your schedule, daily obligations, and travel capabilities allow you to fully participate.
4. Do you fit the profile?
Most clinical trials are looking for participants who fit a very specific profile. If you don’t meet the requirements you may not be able to enroll.
5. Do you trust the clinic performing the trial?
Pinnacle Research employs one of the finest, most experienced research teams in the Southeast. We feature a vetted state-of-the-art testing facility, and we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We take great strides to build trust between our team and our participants. If you have questions or concerns about an upcoming trial, don’t hesitate to call us at 256-236-0055