Research Study FAQs- Neighborhood Medical Research
Neighborhood Medical Research is the US based leading multi-specialty, privately owned clinical center. You may have heard of us from your friends or from other sources, but there are certain specific queries that you must have before coming to us. At Neighborhood Medical Research , we have doctors who are dedicated researchers too. They not only provide you the appropriate medicines and treatment therapies for your problems, but also try harder to find out advanced drugs and other treatment process for the same problem. We compensate researchers for their valuable time and also the volunteers who take part in the research work to make it successful.
We know you have lots of questions, bubbling up in your mind. We are here to answer all those queries clearly to remove all your doubts. Go through carefully-
What Is Research Study All about?
You can call it clinical trial too. It is a thorough process of research where people join as volunteers to examine advanced medical treatments. By research study, it is possible to know the effects of new medicines. Not only new medicines, but the ongoing drugs can also be tested to know whether those can be applied in other treatment procedure or not. In order to develop new medicines for several health conditions, like high blood pressure, reflux, migraine, arthritis, Alzheimer’s Diseases, diabetes, insomnia, research studies are necessary. Once a new drug is found by the research study, FDA approves it to be prescribed by doctors.
Why Should You Take Part in a Research Study?
In order to know the details of new research treatments and to share your experience with others and inspire them to take active part in research study, you can join it.
Which Criteria Are Needed to Join a Research Study?
You must acquire certain eligibility to join a medical research study. The essentials factors that are needed to join the study are-
- Type of diseases
- Current medication status
- Other medical conditions
How Is a Research Study Conducted?
Research study is done under the supervision of experienced doctors and researchers with other doctors, healthcare professionals and nurses. If you want to volunteer any experiment, conducted by the research study team, you can contact any team member and he/she will elaborate the procedure, techniques, criteria and other details to you. After the thorough discussion, if you are ready to join, the research team will provide an informed consent document. You need to go through it minutely and sign it.
Through this informed consent document, you will know more details about the study as it includes many of your queries like how many times you need to visit, the procedure to be followed for research work, any potential benefits you can get from volunteering, what the risk factors are if any, etc. You don’t need to hurry while signing the informed consent and read it carefully. If you have any queries, ask the concerned doctor or healthcare professional. You sign it only when you get all your questions answered and doubts cleared. After signing, researchers will cross check the information you have provided to confirm your eligibility. Once it is confirmed, you will be enrolled to the process.
Though each study follow separate requirements, the basic things are done in every research studies are mainly-
- Assigning to a group that is given the study drug or a group where a placebo (inactive product, like sugar pill) is given
- Reviewing your medical history
- Arranging a medical exam for the volunteers
- Having blood tests for specific study exams
- Asking you to complete every study visits
- Checking your health always while you are under the study process.
Which Questions Should You Ask?
Before joining any clinical trial, you must have loads of queries to make your decision. The common questions you should ask your concerned doctor under the research study are-
- What is the purpose of this research study?
- What is the duration of the study?
- Which tests and procedures will be followed when you are under the study?
- Will you receive a placebo?
- Are you allowed to leave the study when you want?
- Will your records be kept confidential?
- In terms of benefits, side effects and risk factors, how the study is different than current medical treatment?
- Are there any alternative ways of therapy available?
- Who are going to pay for you if you are injured during the study and whom should you contact if you get injured during the study?
You will found the answers of these questions in the informed documents. No matter you join the study or not, but take the informed document with you to discuss all terms and conditions with your physician, family and friends.
Do Research Studies Assure Safety?
All research studies are conducted under the strict supervision of experienced and qualified doctors, researchers, nurses, and other healthcare professionals on the basis of rules and regulations, set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA has created these riles to provide protection to all participants in clinical study and to look after their safety as much as possible. There is also participation of medical ethics group in these research studies to assure that all participants are treated properly.
Which Are the Benefits of Research Study?
Once you participate in any research study, you will be provided with study related materials and the medical care during the study. You can also know more about the new research methods and also inspire others to participate in it.
Is It Possible to Leave Research Study after Starting It?
Yes, you can leave it at any time you want. Once you decide to leave the study, you should inform the medical team and also provide reasons to leave the study. To ensure your safe exit from the procedure, early study termination is necessary.
Where to Get More Information about Research Studies?
There are many organizations which conduct research studies and provide suitable information related to it. Some of those are as follows:
Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP): Web: www.ciscrp.org
-ClinicalTrials.gov – Their website address is www.clinicaltrials.gov
CenterWatch: Their website address is www.centerwatch.com