The Importance of Clinical Trials

As reported in the Western Mail on 5th November, Rhiannon Whitaker of Bangor University's North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health (NWORTH) has been highlighting the fact that more data is not necessarily better data. It is the way that data is collected and analysed that can make all the difference. Rhiannon is a Senior Research Fellow and statistician who designs, runs and analyses a wide range of clinical trials investigating questions which focus on quality of life. This can range from how to help young people have enough information to help them manage their own diabetes to how to educate care workers to recognise how aware people with advanced dementia are. Research has even shown that just by being involved in a trial participants will, on average, do better than those not involved. To access the full Western Mail article please follow this link:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health-news/2012/11/05/importance-to-us-all-of-vital-clinical-trials-91466-32165628/#ixzz2BRgPztLi

Publication date: 7 November 2012