EQUIC-CC: Enhancing Quality of Informed Consent - Customized Consent
Patients in 'parent' cooperative study projects are interviewed about their experiences in the informed consent process.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||CSP #476CC - Enhancing Quality of Informed Consent (EQUIC-CC) Customized Consent|
- improve method of disclosing information to patients in the informed consent process [ Time Frame: post-randomization ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||April 1999|
|Study Completion Date:||April 1999|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 1999 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Intervention: (1) Cognitive stratification (obtained by a test of cognitive ability, followed by a tailored IC process); (2) Pre-recruitment video (a patient-activation video designed to prevent several common misconceptions; (3) Provide prospective research volunteers with a sense of the purpose and methods of controlled research); and (4) Evaluation of the informed consent process using the Brief Informed Consent Evaluation Protocol (BICEP) developed in EQUIC-DP.
Primary Hypothesis: The validity of informed consent can be improved, as measured by an independent interview of patients (BICEP), by at least one of three interventions described above.
Primary Outcomes: The quality of the informed consent process, as measured by the BICEP (Brief Informed Consent Evaluation Protocol). The BICEP also offers a method to certify informed consent in routine use.
Study Abstract: Customized Consent will develop and test an innovative, supplemental method of disclosing information to patients in the informed consent process. This disclosure strategy is intended to increase patients' understanding and satisfaction with the consent process. This study has two goals:
- to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention to improve comprehension during informed consent; and
- to identify those patients for whom this intervention is most effective.
The primary goal of EQUIC-CC is to determine whether an intervention, added to usual procedures for obtaining informed consent, is able to improve comprehension. The second goal of EQUIC-CC is to identify those patients for whom an augmented consent intervention is most effective, as well as to determine which subgroups of patients, if any, are most likely to benefit from visual information added to the usual disclosure phase of obtaining informed consent.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00032539
|United States, California|
|VA Palo Alto Health Care System|
|Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304-1290|
|Stanford, California, United States, 94305|
|United States, North Carolina|
|VA Medical Center, Durham|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|VA Medical Center, Philadelphia|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Study Chair:||Philip Lavori, PhD||Stanford University|