John Needham.Patient Thoughts

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What do patients think about being in a clinical trial? Across three threapeutic areas, the answers are quite similar.

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John Needham.Patient Thoughts

  1. 1. What is Most Important to Potential Participants Similarity of Patient Responses in Three Therapeutic Areas John Needham’s PatientQuest Surveys HIV >250 responses OAB >400 responses Psoriasis > 50 responses
  2. 2. How Long Did You Have Your Medical Condition Before You Participated in a Clinical Trial? 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference Source: February 2005 Volunteer Survey Percent of Respondents N= 534 Recruitment Insights
  3. 3. From The Time You First Heard About The Clinical Trial, How Long Before You Decided To Participate? Source: February 2005 Volunteer Survey Percent of Respondents N= 534
  4. 4. Which would most likely affect your decision to participate in a trial? 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference HIV Patients
  5. 5. Over Active Bladder Patients 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference
  6. 6. Psoriasis Patients 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference
  7. 7. Would you discuss trial participation with a partner, friend or family member?
  8. 8. If considering an OAB trial, who, other than the study doctor, would you discuss the decision with? 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference OAB US responders
  9. 9. Psoriasis 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference
  10. 10. If considering a trial, who, other than the study doctor, would you discuss the decision with? 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference EU Results
  11. 11. Other than receiving a new medical treatment for OAB, what else would interest you in joining and remaining in a clinical research study? 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference US Results
  12. 12. Other than receiving a new medical treatment for OAB, what else would interest you in joining and remaining in a clinical research study? 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference EU Results
  13. 13. 11. Do you feel your regular doctor understands how you feel about having OAB? 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference Internet responses Inner-city responses
  14. 14. Do you feel your regular doctor understands how you feel about having OAB? 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference EU Results
  15. 15. 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference Can you or do you prefer to discuss your OAB with the nurses in your doctor’s office? Internet responses Inner-city responses
  16. 16. Can you or do you prefer to discuss your OAB with the nurses in your doctor’s office? 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference EU Results
  17. 17. Which of the following would keep you interested in participating in a study for a year or longer? 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference HIV
  18. 18. Which of the following would keep you interested in participating in a study for 3 months or longer? USA OAB Patients
  19. 19. Which of the following would keep you interested in participating in a study for 3 months or longer? 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference EU OAB Patients
  20. 20. Psoriasis Patients 2008 Clinical Research Educational Conference
  21. 21. Key Findings <ul><li>Regardless of the condition, addressing potential side effects with a potential participant is of paramount importance </li></ul><ul><li>Participants need user friendly literature about the study to share with their family and their family doctor </li></ul><ul><li>Participants want to talk with specialists or providers on an on-going basis if they are going to remain in a study </li></ul>
  22. 22. Participants have expectations: <ul><li>travel / parking expenses provided </li></ul><ul><li>strong desire to meet other participants </li></ul><ul><li>supportive website just for the study participants </li></ul><ul><li>mechanism to tell their friends or support group members about the study </li></ul><ul><li>progress reports through the course of the trial on how they are responding to the treatment </li></ul>
  23. 23. 7 Take Away Messages <ul><li>Assess the feasibility for every study </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever you or anyone thinks will work, it must be tested and proven; budget for it </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a site Recruitment Training Continuum </li></ul><ul><li>Never underestimate the multiple forces exerted on the patient’s mind set and their family’s motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Archive what you have learned </li></ul><ul><li>You are in the business of delivering “Evaluable Data” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fish where the fish are” </li></ul>

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