At the stroke of midnight, many decide to do better things in the coming year. It can be to lose weight or maybe plan less screen time. No matter the resolution, the determination seems to lose its drive after some time passes. What if there was a way to make a difference and be a part of history forever, would you want to hear about it? Clinical research studies are a way to ensure future prevention and treatment options for different medical conditions. However, without volunteers, these new options would not be possible. Read how research can be part of your new years resolution.
What is Clinical Research?
Clinical research is the way we learn how to diagnose, prevent, and treat illnesses. Clinical research is also done in new medical devices like a hip implant, pacemaker, or spinal stimulator. Once a new treatment or device is discovered, it must be researched on how it does in the human body as far as safety and effectiveness. Volunteers who participate in clinical research help make this happen. All types of volunteers are needed, from those diagnosed with the specific condition being treated, as well as healthy volunteers to help determine the dosage and delivery method.
Women’s Healthcare Research Group specializes in women’s health research studies. As a woman, only you can help advance the treatment of women-specific conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, and uterine fibroids. As a volunteer for clinical research, you help others now, and in the future have effective treatment options for their conditions.
How You Can Get Involved
Joining the clinical research process as a volunteer is straightforward. Once you have determined which study you are interested in, you would typically apply for the study. For example, WHCR would get your application, ask you any other pertinent questions to determine your eligibility, and let you know if you would be a good fit.
Each study has criteria set forth regarding who would be the ideal participant. This is done with the volunteers’ safety in mind and to ensure the best possible data. Participants would stay in the study for a set amount of time (this varies by study from a few visits, to many). Some examples of enrolling studies for women’s health care:
- Birth Control
- Uterine Fibroids
- Vaginal Painarch
- Hot Flashes
To learn more about our currently recruiting studies here at Women’s Healthcare Research Group, call us at (858) 505-8672 or click here.