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Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira

Print version ISSN 0104-4230On-line version ISSN 1806-9282


GOLDIM, José Roberto; PITHAN, Carolina da Fonte; OLIVEIRA, Juliana Ghisleni de  and  RAYMUNDO, Márcia Mocelin. Informed consent in research: a new approach. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. [online]. 2003, vol.49, n.4, pp.372-374. ISSN 0104-4230.

INTRODUCTION: The Informed Consent allows the person invited to participate of a reserch project to understand the procedures, risks, discomforts, benefits and rights involved; determining an autonomic decision. We want to verify in the informed consent process the adequacy of given information to research subjects in a collective way. METHODS: A research project was chosen from the gynecologic area. The collective obtainment consisted of an oral presentation. After that, The Consent form was shown. Forty-five patients were interwied, immediately after the consent obtainment. RESULTS: Remembrance capacity of information about procedures, risks and benefits explained were verified. All participants (100%) remembered the procedures, 54% of them remembered the risks and 96% the probable benefits. Comparing these data with others from a similar study using conventional informed consent process (individual information transmission) the subjects remember more information in the present study. CONCLUSION: These results evidence the possibility to inform collectively the research subjects when getting the Informed Consent in those projects where this choice is available.

Keywords : Informed consent; Clinical trails.

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