Table 4

Informed Consent Evaluation

Item

Average Score (range)


Number of Consent Forms

10

International Requirement for IC

All

10/10

Number of pages

14.7

9–27

Original language of the CF

E

Accuracy of the translation*

8

6–9

Use of medical or scientific terms**

4.7

2–7

Language unfamiliar to non-medical individuals**

5

2–5

Language unfamiliar to average individual found at the institution**

5.9

Readability Score&

8

4–12


Qualitative evaluation of the Consent forms.

The Consent Forms were individually read and evaluated by a single rater and there is no inter-rater reliability data.

; a numerical value was assigned to some qualitative values using visual scales.

* 1 = poor accuracy ... 10 = good accuracy;

** 1 = few terms or words ... 10 = many terms or words.

Results represent average values and range, when applicable.

&Average value: Non-uniform wording was found; Consent Forms had wording with different readability scores.

Verástegui BMC Medical Ethics 2006 7:13   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-7-13

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