Topic: Would love your input on clinical trials
On June 2nd, I will be a DIA (Drug Information Association) Annual meeting Lead Speaker in a session focused on: Optimizing Trial Feasibility by Leveraging Electronic Health Record Data and Engaging Investigators and Patient Advocacy Groups
I thought to enlist your help with the hope that you will share with me some of your thoughts on the subject of clinical trials. Who suggested the trial to you? Why did you enter it? What are the difficulties you encountered in regards to participating in the trial?
Consent form – who explained it - do you understand the protocol?
Participation in trial: difficulty in accessing location? Additional finances incurred? Insurance issues? Lack of communication with physician? Are your needs met in re: to side effect control? Are you informed about the endpoint of clinical trial?
And, many more questions and complaints you may have – I would love to know.
I value your input and look forward to hearing from you.