Journal article

Audio-visual presentation of information for informed consent for participation in clinical trials

RE Ryan, MJ Prictor, KJ McLaughlin, SJ Hill

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Informed consent is a critical component of clinical research. Different methods of presenting information to potential participants of clinical trials may improve the informed consent process. Audio-visual interventions (presented for example on the Internet, DVD, or video cassette) are one such method. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of providing audio-visual information alone, or in conjunction with standard forms of information provision, to potential clinical trial participants in the informed consent process, in terms of their satisfaction, understanding and recall of information about the study, level of anxiety and their decision whether or not to participate. SEARCH ST..

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