Table 2

Relation between parental characteristics and understanding

Characteristics

Age group (ys), %

Formal Education, %

Occupation, %

< 25 (40) vs. >24 (230)

Some (125) vs. Never (145)

Farming (168) vs. Others (102)


Study Procedure

80.0 vs.63.9

70.4 vs. 62.8

63.7 vs. 70.5

Diff. (95% CI) p-value

16.1 (2.2, 30.0) p = 0.04*

7.6 (-3.6, 18.5) p = 0.18

6.8 (-18.2, 4.7) p = 0.25

Selection criteria

70.0 vs. 62.2

65.6 vs. 61.4

67.9 vs. 55.9

Diff. (95% CI) p-value

7.8 (-7.7, 23.3) p = 0.34

4.2 (-7.2, 15.7) p = 0.47

12.0 (0.1, 23.9) p = 0.0*

Study benefits

85.0 vs.66.1

72.4 vs. 64.1

66.7 vs. 72.5

Diff. (95% CI) p-value

18.9 (6.2, 31.5) p = 0.01*

8.3 (-2.7, 19.4) p = 0.14

5.8 (-17.0, 5.4) p = 0.318

Study risk

35.0 vs.17.8

21.6 vs. 19.3

15.5 vs. 28.4

Diff. (95% CI) p-value

17.2 (1.6, 32.8) p = 0.01*

2.3 (-7.3, 12.0) p = 0.63

12.9 (-23.2, -2.6) p = 0.0*


*Statistically significant findings

A table showing association between categories of parental characteristics and the percentage of them who had comprehension of selected informed consent themes.

Oduro et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2008 9:12   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-9-12

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