All the knowledge and treatment options regarding mental health and the world of medicine as a whole have been developed over years of high-quality research about how the human body works, that much is obvious.
But did you know that all the leaps and advancements we have made so far could not have been achieved without those who were willing to step up to the plate themselves?
Without clinical trials, all the knowledge we have acquired would have been much harder to obtain, if not impossible. That’s why the Lehigh Center for Clinical Research needs your help.
If you’re on the fence about participating in a clinical study, LCCR is here to offer five great reasons you might want to consider going through with it.
Clinical Trials are Necessary for the Advancement of Science
First and foremost, clinical trials are required to make new breakthroughs when it comes to advancing our modern understanding of science and medicine.
From the bench to the bedside and from the researcher to the patient, clinical trials evaluate the effects of an experimental test or treatment for everything from mental health disorders to physical ones.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration then uses the information derived from these studies in order to determine if a treatment is both safe and effective before deciding if it should be made available to the public.
Without participation from willing volunteers, these treatments cannot be developed, and these decisions cannot be made effectively.
Clinical Trials Need a Diverse Group of Participants
When it comes to large medical studies, there is much to be said about the importance of gathering data and information from a very large, very diverse group of individuals. In fact, the more diverse a pool of participants is, the more details we can obtain regarding how certain treatments succeed or fail, and why this may be the case.
The bottom line is this: YOU are important to the success of clinical trials and studies. Whatever your age, race, gender, or background, your experiences, physical makeup, personality, and individualism, you are valuable to our greater understanding of modern medicine.
Clinical Trials Can Help You Earn Extra Money
If you’re looking for a more direct benefit to participating in a clinical trial, try this one on for size: On occasion, you may have the opportunity to be financially compensated for your time and effort.
At LCCR, a vast majority of our studies are paid. This pay is intended to compensate participants for their valuable time while simultaneously showing our appreciation for our willingness to advance medical science.
Clinical Trials May Improve Your Condition
Did you know that participating in a clinical trial may make you one of the first people to benefit from the effectiveness of an all-new treatment? Think about it, clinical trials are designed to test and study the benefits and effectiveness of certain mental and physical health treatments.
If the treatment being studied during your trial is a successful one, you will have the opportunity to receive early and free-of-charge medical care that may successfully improve your existing conditions.
Clinical Trials Can Help Improve the Lives of Others
By far, the most rewarding part of participating in a clinical trial is knowing that your participation is actively helping others who may be suffering from mental or physical illness. If you yourself suffers from a challenging condition, your assistance can not only help treat you, but also others like you.
In addition, your participation in clinical trials has the power to help prevent, diagnose, and cure large groups of humanity, including friends, relatives, and loved ones whom you care for deeply.
When you participate in a clinical trial or clinical study, you are contributing to research that could lead to a greater understanding of medicine and bring new treatments one step closer to reaching patients across the nation. To learn more about participating in clinical trials, or to learn about the clinical trials that are currently ongoing at LCCR, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to working alongside you for the advancement of medical science.