Correlates of lower comprehension of informed consent among participants enrolled in a cohort study in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2013-03-15
Publication: 
International Health
Summary: 
Background: Optimum comprehension of informed consent by research participants is essential yet challenging. This study explored correlates of lower comprehension of informed consent among 1334 participants of a cohort study aimed at estimating HIV incidence in Pune, India.
 
Methods: As part of the informed consent process, a structured comprehension tool was administered to study participants. Participants scoring ≥90% were categorised into the 'optimal comprehension group', whilst those scoring 80-89% were categorised into the 'lower comprehension group'. Data were analysed to identify sociodemographic and behavioural correlates of lower consent comprehension.
Citation: 
Joglekar NS, Deshpande SS, Sahay S, Ghate MV, Bollinger RC, Mehendale SM. Correlates of lower comprehension of informed consent among participants enrolled in a cohort study in Pune, India. International Health. 2013 Mar;5(1):64-71.
Collaborators: 

National AIDS Research Institute, Indian Council of Medical Research, Pune, India