Measurements in Clinical Trials


1. Introduction

1.1. Demographic and Baseline Information – Who Took Part In The Trial?

The effects of a medicine may differ considerably between different groups of people. It is therefore important to know details of the trial participants such as:
  • Age.
  • Sex.
  • Ethnic origin.
  • Severity of their illness.
In general, the closer the match between a trial group and a population of interest, the more relevant the findings will be.