Table 4

Choices of consenting for medical records research (MR) and leftover tissue research (TR) from the perspective of perception of norm according to health status

Statement*


1 = No research use

2 = Proposal specific consent

3 = General research consent

4 = No consent,

only REC

5 = No consent or REC, if institution's researcher

6 = No consent or REC, if Saudi researcher

7 = No consent or REC, if competent researcher

Total

MR

Patients a,1

71 (26.1)

64 (23.5)

47 (17.3)

40 (14.7)

11 (4.0)

12 (4.4)

27 (9.9)

272

Companions b,1

45 (19.1)

40 (16.9)

40 (16.9)

41 (17.4)

19 (8.1)

5 (2.1)

46 (19.5)

236

TR

Patients a, 2

41 (15.3)

55 (20.5)

50 (18.7)

50 (18.7)

25 (9.3)

6 (2.2)

41 (15.3)

268

Companions b, 2

31 (13.0)

42 (17.6)

40 (16.8)

47 (19.7)

24 (10.1)

4 (1.7)

50 (21.0)

238


*See Table 1 for full description of each statement. REC, Research Ethics Committee. Data indicate the number (%) of participants who chose the corresponding statement. MR was compared to TR using Marginal Homogeneity test, and patients were compared to companions using Kruskal-Wallis test.

a Unadjusted P < 0.001.

b Unadjusted P = 0.004.

1 Unadjusted P = 0.001.

2Unadjusted P = 0.10.

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

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