Journal article

Identifying essential information to support patient decision-making regarding participation in cancer clinical trials: A Delphi study

Chi-Yin Kao, Sanchia Aranda, Mei Krishnasamy, Bridget Hamilton

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSES: This research set out to contribute to ongoing efforts to improve the quality of informed consent information provided to patients by specifically focusing on establishing consensus with regard to essential information to enhance the informed consent process. DESIGN AND METHODS: A Delphi consensus method was used to conduct three rounds of online surveys. Five groups of experts directly or indirectly involved in the informed consent process were invited to participate: patients, family members/friends, physicians, other health professionals and other key informants, including ethicists, contract research staff and pharmaceutical company staff. FINDINGS: Of 156 eligible participants..

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