Help improve understanding of the conditions
There are 3 types of clinical trial:
An observational study involves no new treatments and solely the observation of your current state. It might include:
Interventional studies involve receiving a new treatment, for example physiotherapy or new drug, to assess the impacts. These studies are generally:
Qualitative research aims to understand more about people's experience of living with a condition. This type of research involves being asked questions or having an open discussion. You might be asked questions about anxiety, pain, or of doing day-to-day activities, for example. The research team will try to identify patterns to understand the issues faced by people living with scleroderma, and ways to tackle them.