Clinical Research Glossary

clinical benefit clinical benefit


A health change that researchers measure to show that the study treatment helps the study participants.

Example of clinical benefit in a sentence

A study treatment may have clinical benefit if participants have some kind of improvement.

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For example, the clinical benefit of a drug used in a diabetes study might be lowering and better controlling the blood sugar of participants.

Other info to think about when joining a study

You may see the term “clinical benefit” when researchers describe what the study is trying to find out. In many cases what matters most to participants is understanding whether a study treatment will lead to having a clinical benefit like improved  quality of life. You might want to ask if the study is measuring the clinical benefit of the study treatment.

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