Good pay, no doubt, but it seems that it is probably a study that lasts months, years even. It is so unlikely that it just lasts, say, a few weeks inpatient. If it did only last a few days or weeks inpatient then I wonder what horrendous or painful procedures were involved. But also it might have been a study with only a few days inpatient but there are dozens of returns over the course of a year. It is interesting why so much money was being paid
It was two stays of 43 days with 22 opvs, all back to back. For wearing a patch, I believe.
"Back to back"? So that means that after the first 43-day stay (43 days = appmately a month and two weeks) then there could be anything from 1 OPV to maybe 21 OPVs and then the next 43-day stay is to start immediately afterward, and then after that, again, there could be anything from 1 OPV to 21 OPVs depending on how many OPVs were done after the first 43-day stay.
Unless the schedule is absolutely made clear, there is no telling how the OPV days are scattered around each inpatient stay.
It is the kind of study that would take you away from your job, if you have one, for about 3 months. Also it could mean you are away from home for some 3 months. Also unless you know a good friend who will let you stay in his or her basement for free or only for a few dollars per day, you will have to pay to stay in a nearby hotel for all the OPVs. But overall it seems it would last some 3 or maybe 4 months. Not too bad considering that such high paying studies can last years, but you would have to have the flexibility to do such a thing. If it is a patch study, then that is really one of the good things too. At least in my experience, patch studies have never resulted in any horrific AEs for me. But if the conditions in the facility are bad, (bad food, fellow volunteers who bully you, etc) it might make it hard to be worth it.
However these kinds of studies are still hard to find, and whenever they pop up they tend to have specific criteria that perhaps few people can meet, age range, heart rate etc.
I recently was called by a clinic in Arizona for a well paying study that lasted only a few days but they intended to screen some 20 people and choose only 2.
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2019 17:14:10 GMT -5 by labrat1