Healthcare Professional Discussion Guide
Here are some questions about clinical studies that may be helpful for you to discuss with your healthcare professional. You can download, print, and bring this list with you to your next appointment.
- What is the main purpose of the clinical study?
- What are the benefits and risks of participating?
- What will I have to do as a clinical study participant?
- How long is the study going to last (weeks, months, years)?
- How often do I need to visit the clinical site as a part of this study?
- Will there be assistance or reimbursement with travel costs or child care?
- Will I be able to see my own doctor or only a doctor who is a part of the clinical study team?
- Will I receive any follow-up care after the study is finished?
- Do you have information about the medicine/treatment being studied in the clinical study?
- Does the clinical study involve a placebo or a medicine/treatment that is already on the market?
- What is a placebo?
- If the medication in the study works for me, can I keep using it after the study is finished?
- What will happen to my medical care if I stop participating in the clinical study?
- Will results about the medicine/treatment be available after the clinical study?
- Has this drug been tested before?
- Are there any costs involved that I will incur for my participation in the clinical study?
- What are the credentials and research experience of the clinical study team/staff?
Learn more about the possible benefits and risks of participating in a clinical study.