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Patients with obesity

A patient with obesity can be a volunteer of the Seoul National University Hospital Clinical Trial Center. The most commonly used method to assess the obesity is to use BMI (body mass index). BMI is a method of calculating the body mass (kg) divided by the square of the height (m2). Since it reflects the relative health risks of patients with obesity, it is being used the most. Criteria for the clinical trials of patients with obesity vary in each study, but the patients with BMI of 27 or more are considered as patients with obesity and can volunteer for the clinical trial. You can contribute to find a more effective or new method for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of obesity, since you can help to develop a new therapeutic drug by participating in the clinical trial.

Since you have already completed first step by visiting website, it is very easy to volunteer for the clinical trial. There are many reasons for participating in a clinical trial.

  • You can help to develop the new drug for patients with obesity.
  • You can receive compensation for time and efforts.
  • You can get physical exam at no cost.
  • You can watch TV, read a book or use the Internet in the research ward.
  • You can have the opportunity to make new acquaintances

Next step

You can volunteer by Ongoing study tab followed by choosing disease name or Voluteering tab