I would like to wear a patch, can I choose to do this?
Unfortunately this is not possible. In clinical trials like AMALFI, we need to compare different treatments to find out which one is best for patients. To do this we divide the study participants into two groups and give each group a different treatment - the groups are then compared to see if one treatment is better. To make sure that the only difference between the groups is the treatment they receive; the computer matches the two groups for all other factors (such as age and gender) – this is a process called ‘randomization’. Therefore you can only have a patch if the computer allocates you to that group.