Table 1

Questionnaire on the preferred consenting for medical records research

I - What I personally prefer:

    Medical Records:
(choose one answer)


1) I prefer that the information in my medical records is not used except for my medical care.

2) I prefer that the information in my medical records is not used in medical research unless I gave my prior consent for each type of research.

3) I prefer that the information in my medical records is not used in medical research unless I gave a general consent for research.

4) It is ok to use the information in my medical records in medical research if approval of the research ethics committee was obtained; there is no need for my consent.

5) It is ok to use the information in my medical records in medical research without my consent or the approval of the research ethics committee as long as the researcher is affiliated with KFSH&RC.

6) It is ok to use the information in my medical records in medical research without my consent or the approval of the research ethics committee as long as the researcher is Saudi.

7) It is ok to use the information in my medical records in medical research without my consent or the approval of the research ethics committee as long as the researcher is scientifically competent and regardless to his/her nationality.


Al-Qadire et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2010 11:18   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-11-18

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