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