Accurate Symptom Reporting

Improve data accuracy: Train subjects to accurately report symptoms

Industry research reveals that 20% to 30% of patients enrolled in a pain trial are unable to report their pain accurately. WCG’s validated Accurate Symptom Reporting training gives patients the skills they need to accurately and reliably assess their symptoms.

The increase in patient-reported clinical outcomes also increases risk to the quality of your data and can lead to a failed study. If the success of your trial depends on patient-reported data, you need WCG’s Accurate Symptom Reporting training services.

Training patients to accurately report their symptoms is often overlooked and can result in critically high variability and a decrease in observed effect size, adding to cost and delay in your development program.

Why Accurate Symptom Reporting works 

WCG offers a proven, validated and industry-leading training program on symptom reporting. Developed from our heritage in measuring pain, the Accurate Symptom Reporting program trains patients to assess and report their symptoms more accurately and consistently. This reduces placebo response, reduces variability, and improves assay sensitivity.

Teaching patients to be more introspective about their own bodies enables them to report symptoms more accurately. WCG’s Accurate Symptom Reporting training essentially inoculates research participants against the external cues that diminish the signal to noise in your data.

Ready to inoculate your patients? Schedule a consult today.

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Neutralize Expectations with Placebo Response Reduction Training

Placebo response leads to failed studies. This is a particular concern in trials with subjective endpoints, where expectation of benefit drives the placebo response. To reduce the placebo response, we must neutralize expectations of treatment benefit.

Our Placebo Response Reduction intervention provides a psychoeducational approach to training for staff and patients alike.

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Ensure Consistent Scoring with Rater Services

Ensure consistent scoring with Independent Ratings, Independent Review, and Rater Training. Rater bias, rater errors and rater variability put the quality of clinical data–and the entire trial–at risk.

WCG delivers training based on years of clinical expertise and extensive trial experience that is firmly grounded in proven concepts of adult learning.

Because we maintain a constantly updated list of trained raters, we can deploy them quickly when and where they are needed.

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