Recruiting participants to studies about common diseases: COPD

According to the Swedish public health authority, the definition of an endemic disease is “…a disease with high frequency in the public and that is deemed to have a large impact on the public health during a certain period of time.”

Trialy recruits
Trialy was responsible for the recruitment of participants to a study about COPD and Karolinska Institutet. The participants had to be between 50-70 years old and be active smokers. Trialy is very proud of helping the researchers find suitable research participants.

Criteria for participating
Besides from being an active smoker between 50-70 years old, research participants in this study couldn’t have allergies that affect the nose or eyes. To match the criteria they also had to have problems with cough, both during the day and for a longer period of time.

We hope that our contribution to this study makes way for new insights in the research about depression, and new knowledge on how to best handle the diagnosis. As one of our endemic diseases it’s clear that COPD have an enormous impact on many lives, and if these lives can be made just a bit easier by this research – we are more than happy with our contribution.