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Understanding of informed consent in a low-income setting: three case studies from the Kenyan Coast.

Abstract:

In our research unit on the Kenyan Coast, parents sign consent for over 4000 children to be involved in research activities every year. Children are recruited into studies ranging from purely observational research to the testing of new procedures and drugs. Thousands more community members consent verbally or in writing to the interviews and sometimes invasive procedures required in community-based research. Although every study and consent form is reviewed in advance by independent national...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982)
Volume:
59
Issue:
12
Pages:
2547-2559
Publication date:
2004-12-05
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EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:bd72912b-a72a-4a60-9455-6d2fabd8d032
Source identifiers:
32873
Local pid:
pubs:32873

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