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Clinical trials: Comprehension unaffected by simplified consent forms or payment
Date:8/10/2010

are Leanne Stunkel and Ninet Sinaii, of the NIH Department of Bioethics; and Meredith Benson, Louise McLellan, and Garbriella Bedarida, of Pfizer.

Although informed consent is an ethical cornerstone in research with humans, some studies suggest that volunteers often don't understand key aspects of the research. Recent efforts have been made to improve informed consent by simplifying the consent forms. A new study refutes two common assumptions about consent forms: that the length and complexity of forms affect comprehension and that people who are paid to enroll in research may be "blinded by money" and thus ignore key details of the study.


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