Promoting Patient-Friendly Research Studies, Part 2

May 12, 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the ways we and other clinical researchers look to make medical research trials as patient-friendly as possible. The best studies take place when both patients and researchers are on the same page, with participants who fully understand the scope of the study and have given proper consent in all necessary areas.

At AGA Clinical Trials, we’re proud to conduct a variety of clinical trials on numerous different conditions or medical areas. In today’s part two, we’ll go over a few additional areas we promote when it comes to patient outreach and comfort, ensuring anyone who participates in our studies will do so with all the comfort and proper information they require.

patient-friendly research studiesDetailed Outreach Materials

One area we promote heavily before our studies even begin is strong, detailed outreach materials that are sent to prospective participants. We’re talking about areas like study landing pages, pre-screening documents and many others that often help individuals determine whether they want to participate in a given study.

The more detail present here, the easier it is for possible participants to make their choice. Whenever possible, we look to include as much as we can so you have as few questions as possible.

Simple Screening Process

Down related lines, our screening processes are simple and straightforward for anyone who wants to sign up and be evaluated for a study. We keep our pre-screeners and related documents short and easy to follow, and we do our best to only ask questions you’ll know the answer to off-hand. In cases where it’s prudent, we may even call you for a brief follow-up call, a period during which we’re happy to answer any questions or explain the screening process in detail.

Connective Language

Throughout our studies, from recruitment to final stages, we strive to use the same kinds of language patients do. This helps us connect with them and keep things simple – instead of using long, drawn-out medical terms, we’ll use the simpler version that you’ll recognize.

This limits any potential for confusion or misunderstanding directions from our staff. We are happy to take additional steps here for anyone who struggles with reading or comprehension.


Finally, we’re readily able to provide participants or prospective patients with a variety of logistical information at their request – in fact, much of this is done automatically. We provide information on how long studies will run, how long site visits will be, the tests or requirements involved in each visit, whether participant careers matter during recruitment, transportation assistance and various others.

For more on how we make our clinical trials patient-friendly, or to learn about any of our research studies, speak to the staff at AGA Clinical Trials today.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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