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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

Quality of life components in trials

Advice on research activities

Therapeutic clinical trials in the 6 Treatment Evaluation code group will often include an assessment of quality of life. However the main aim of these studies is usually to evaluate the effect or suitability of the intervention.

Unless one of the primary aims of a trial is investigating quality of life, just code for the therapy under investigation and not also to 7.1 Individual care needs for the quality of life component.

The 7.1 individual care needs code should only be used for research where assessments of quality of life are the main focus of the study.