Compensation for time and travel
Care from a board-certified doctor at no cost to you
You are not required to be an established patient with the practice to be eligible for consideration.
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785-295-0938 (Gastroenterology) or
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A CLINICAL STUDY?
Taking part in a clinical study is a bit different from having regular care from your own doctor in that you may have more tests and medical exams than you would otherwise. A clinical study is a research project done with human volunteers to learn more about new treatments. Some volunteers are interested in access to new treatment options. Others volunteer to help advance science. Whatever your reason for participating, the study group will closely monitor your health and protect your privacy.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A STUDY?
Before you start you will be taken through all of the steps of the study by a physician. This is called the Informed Consent process. You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered before you decide whether to participate in this study. During a clinical study, doctors, nurses, and other health care providers may be part of your treatment team. They will monitor your health very closely. You may have more tests and medical exams than you would if you were not taking part in a clinical study. Your treatment team also may ask you to do other tasks. For example, you may have to keep a log about your health or provide other health information to your physician.
IS THERE ANY COST ASSOCIATED WITH A CLINICAL STUDY?
There are absolutely no financial costs to you to participate in this clinical study. The treatment and care are provided to you free of charge.
WILL I BE REIMBURSED FOR MY EXPENSES?
Yes. The clinical trial administrators typically reimburse you for your expenses. There will be no charge to you or your insurance company for any medications and procedures that are required by this study. Details on compensation will be shared with you by the study investigators.
WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND?
That's no problem. All research studies are voluntary, so if you have a change of heart after you've applied or even during the clinical study you can opt out at any time for any reason or no reason at all.
WHAT IS A CLINICAL STUDY?
A clinical study (also called clinical research) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people and ways to improve health. Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. Observational studies address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN A CLINICAL STUDY?
Participants in clinical studies can:
• Play a more active role in their own health care
• Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available
• Help others by contributing to medical research
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN A CLINICAL STUDY?
All clinical studies have guidelines about who can participate. Using inclusion/exclusion criteria is an important principle of medical research that helps to produce reliable results. The factors that allow someone to participate in a clinical study are called "inclusion criteria" and those that disallow someone from participating are called "exclusion criteria".