How is taking part in a research study fruitful for the participant

Taking part in a research study can often be educational and motivational for the patient, offering positive outcomes:

  • Several specialities may be working together in the study offering care across teams.
  • Taking part in a research study can often be educational and motivational for the patient.
  • Research studies may give people a chance to help change future care or treatment for themselves, other patients, friends or relatives.
  • Taking part in research can be very fulfilling and feel like we may be able to help others in the future.
  • Opportunities may arise to become patient advocates within research.
  • Research staff dedicate themselves to caring for study patients and are able to offer individual care, more time to listen and often quicker access to care when the need arises.
  • Research appointments may be more frequent and flexible, this may be reassuring and offer the patient time to share their anxieties.
  • The study may call for additional investigations which may not be available to other patients.
  • New treatment options may be offered that the patient might not be able to access otherwise. For some this can offer hope when other options have been exhausted.