Study offers insight into how subjects feel about standard IC language

February 2008
IRB Advisor;Feb2008, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p19
The article presents a study which looks at participants' opinions of a mock informed consent (IC) form which reveals many negative impressions of some of the more common language and sections. The researchers developed a six-page, mock IC form that is similar to the language used at other academic research institutions. Alice Fortune-Greeley of Duke Clinical Research Institute, notes that the mock IC form was watermarked and printed in yellow so participants could see the difference between it and the real IC form they signed.


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