Inclusion & Exclusion
Before taking part in a clinical trial, a participant must qualify. To identify appropriate participants and keep them safe, and to help researchers obtain the information they need, all clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. These are known as Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria. Factors that allow someone to participate in a clinical trial are “inclusion criteria;” those that would exclude or prevent participation are “exclusion criteria.”
The criteria are based on factors such as age, gender, the type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. Some research studies require participants with illnesses or conditions to be studied in the clinical trial, while others need healthy volunteers. Some studies need both. Inclusion and exclusion criteria help the research team identify the participants they need for the specific study in question.
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