Combination of consent documents may improve subjects' understanding

February 2008
IRB Advisor;Feb2008, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p16
The article focuses on a study by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York which revealed that participants shown a simpler, innovative form were better able to comprehend the study than those shown the hospital's existing informed consent document. According to Emmelyn Kim of Feinstein's Office of Research Compliance, the findings may suggest that the best approach for informed consent is not one document at all, but a combination of documents.


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