Alternatives to Participation/Alternative Treatments

For studies involving treatments (such as medication trials or therapies) or diagnostic and preventative measures, the alternatives must be fully described to the participant in this section of the consent form. These alternative treatments should include those that can be obtained without participating in the research. In addition, if the therapy being investigated can be obtained without participation in the research, this also must be expressly stated. If no alternative treatments are available for the condition being studied, then nonparticipation should be listed as the alternative.