Rework informed consent to improve subjects' understanding

April 2010
Clinical Trials Administrator;Apr2010, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p46
The article discusses the need for principal investigators (PI) to probe patients about their understanding of the clinical research before completing informed consent (IC) documents. It states that by asking pointed questions, patients who are asked to volunteer for clinical trials will have better awareness about alternatives and make an informed decision about participating. Patients who have a better understanding of the research study tend to stay enrolled in the research and adhere to protocol.


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