Clinical Research Glossary

assessment assessment


Information that is collected and analyzed from a study participant.

Example of assessment in a sentence

A study often includes assessments, like surveys or medical tests.

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An assessment is used in research to collect data that helps the researchers answer the study questions.

Other info to think about when joining a study

You may hear the word “assessment” when the study team tells you about the study procedures that will be done during the study. An assessment could be a questionnaire you do on your own or a procedure that is done by someone on the study team (like getting a blood pressure reading).

Ask if you are not sure what the study assessment is for and what data are being collected. If the assessment involves any medical tests, you could ask if you need to do anything special to prepare.

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