6. What will happen to me?

 

Your doctor will speak with you and your family about the study and give you information leaflets to read.

You can ask as many questions as you want.

Your doctor will explain what checks they need to carry out as part of the study, like listening to your heart beat, checking your breathing, your height and weight, or asking questions about how your illness makes you feel.

Your doctor will let you know how much time the study will take.

Your doctor will explain the good points about being in a study; like having an extra visit with the doctor to check how well you are doing.

Your doctor will explain any bad points about being in a study; like you might have a blood test, which may sting for a short while. Not all studies involve blood tests – but some do.

Blood tests are important because the results tell doctors a lot of information about illness and how well medicines are working.

If you and your family decide to take part, you might be asked to sign a form that shows that you gave your own permission to be part of the study. This is called an ASSENT FORM. Signing this form does not mean that you have to continue with the study. You can stop being part of the study at any time.