Clinical research is important because it helps to:
There are many people who participate in clinical research and for a variety of reasons. People participate because they want to help aid in discovering new treatments or prevention strategies to help others in the future. They also participate because they want to take a more active role in their own health, especially if they have tried treatments that have not worked for them. They might also participate because they have a health issue where there currently is no treatment, so participating in research can help in the discovery of treatment or other strategies.
Participating in clinical research can help those conducting the studies discover things that will be useful for generations to come and will help them have healthier lives. These research studies are how medical breakthroughs happen and those who participate play the most vital role. Clinical trials have participants of any age, as there are illnesses at all ages and each one is important.
Clinical researchers determine participation eligibility by ascertaining if the participant has certain characteristics, such as being in a certain stage of a disease, to have the most effective trial results. Depending on the trial being conducted, participants may be excluding depending on their heath conditions or if they are on medication that might interfere with the treatment being tested.