CTRP allows you to choose one of the following values when specifying the main reason for conducting the trial.
|CTRP Primary Purpose Value||Definition|
|Treatment||Protocol is designed to evaluate one or more interventions for treating a disease, syndrome, or condition.|
|Prevention||Protocol is designed to assess one or more interventions aimed at preventing the development of a specific disease or health condition.|
|Supportive Care||Protocol is designed to evaluate one or more interventions where the primary intent is to maximize comfort, minimize side effects or mitigate against a decline in the subject's health or function. In general, supportive care interventions are not intended to cure a disease.|
|Screening||Protocol is designed to assess or examine methods of identifying a condition (or risk factors for a condition) in people who are not yet known to have the condition (or risk factor).|
|Diagnostic||Protocol is designed to evaluate one or more interventions aimed at identifying a disease or health condition.|
|Health Services Research||Protocol is designed to evaluate the delivery, processes, management, organization, or financing of health care.|
|Basic Science||Protocol is designed to examine the basic mechanism of action (e.g., physiology, biomechanics) of an intervention.|
An intervention of a device product is being evaluated in a small clinical trial (generally fewer than 10 participants) to determine the feasibility of the product; or a clinical trial to test a prototype device for feasibility and not health outcomes. Such studies are conducted to confirm the design and operating specifications of a device before beginning a full clinical trial.
|Other||Any purpose not described above.|