Clinical Research Glossary

endpoint endpoint


A measure of the expected effect of the study treatment.

Example of endpoint in a sentence

An endpoint is one of the main questions the study is trying to answer.

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A study could have more than one endpoint. Some examples of endpoints that are used in studies include finding out more about about a disease or condition, participant quality of life, or symptoms.

Other info to think about when joining a study

The term “endpoint” is used to describe what the study will be looking at to see if the study treatment had an effect. You could see this term in consent documents or other descriptions of the study, including study results reports.

In general, the endpoint is reported as an average of all the data collected in the study. You may not have the same results as the overall study found. For example, a study treatment may have lowered blood pressure overall for study participants, but your blood pressure may not have changed while taking the study treatment.

If you have any questions about the study endpoint, you can ask the study team.

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