Methodology of clinical trials
Eurordis training on the methodology of clinical trials for representatives of patients’ organisations.Key Concepts addressed:
- 2-2 Comparison groups should be similar
- 1-6 Expert opinion is not always right
- 3-1 Do the outcomes measured matter to you?
- 2-1 Comparisons are needed to identify treatment effects
- 2-5 People should not know which treatment they get
- 2-7 All should be followed up
- 2-11 All fair comparisons and outcomes should be reported
- 2-17 Don’t confuse “statistical significance” with “importance”
- 2-12 Subgroup analyses may be misleading
Eurordis training on the methodology of clinical trials for representatives of patients’ organisations.
After 4 Introductory slides, there are slides on study design (7), controlled trials (5), randomization (5), endpoints (4), inclusion criteria (5) and analysis (5).
- a glossary
- examples of ‘Words you should know’, ‘Words important to know’, and ‘Words useful to know’
- two illustrative cases
- 3 recommendations for further reading
- a 2-question quiz.
An e-Learning module explaining the methodology of clinical trials. Requires Adobe Flash player.