About the study

Can I choose my treatment?

In this study we use a process called randomisation, which means you cannot choose which treatment you have.

Randomisation means that each treatment is given to a similar mix of patients to make sure any difference between the treatments is not due to anything else, like their age, gender or where they live. So the patient, nurse or doctor, do not make the decision.

That way none of us can unconsciously choose healthier or younger people for example to receive one of the treatments. Using this method will ensure that, at the end of the study, the people in the two groups are very similar – the only difference between them is the type of treatment they received. When we compare the two groups it is a fair comparison of the treatments.

Why do we do clinical trials?

What is randomisation?

What is the role of a consultee?