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Research trial type code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term458197
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 09/02/2015
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of research trial.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Clinical trial
2Supportive care trial
3Other research
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable - Not enrolled in any research trial/study
8Unknown - Research enrolment unknown
9Not stated/inadequately described - Enrolled in research, but type not stated/ inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Clinical trial

A clinical trial is a controlled experiment involving a defined set of subjects and having a clinical event as an outcome measure. It is intended to yield scientifically valid information about the efficacy or safety of a medical intervention such as, for example, a drug, surgical procedure or diagnostic test.

CODE 2   Supportive care trial

Research studies that look at ways to improve the quality of life for patients and survivors. For example, supportive care trials may look at interventions to reduce issues encountered by patients, such as fatigue, nausea, pain, weight loss, higher risk for other diseases, depression and anxiety. These studies often include interventions from other areas of allied health, such as changing nutrition, psychological therapy, physical therapy and a range of group therapies. These may also be known as supportive care studies.

CODE 3   Other research study

This includes involvement in areas of research that are not covered by either clinical trials or supportive care trials. This may involve providing information and/or tissue for exploratory or lab-based research.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Relational attributes

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Person with cancer—research trial type, code N Health, Standard 04/02/2015

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