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Dis Colon Rectum. 1995 Jan;38(1):1-3.

Recall of informed consent after endoscopic procedures.

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  • 1Divisions of Colorectal Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Camden 08103.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to determine if recall of informed consent is affected by the timing of obtaining informed consent before endoscopic procedures.

METHODS:

Sixty patients scheduled for colonoscopy or esophagogastroduodenoscopy were enrolled in this prospective, randomized study. Each patient received informed consent 24 to 72 hours or immediately before the procedure, and follow-up occurred one to three days postprocedure.

RESULTS:

There was no statistically significant difference in recall of informed consent or the individual elements of informed consent (indication, risks, benefits, alternatives) between the two groups.

CONCLUSION:

Recall of informed consent is similar whether consent is obtained immediately or several days before endoscopic procedures.

PMID:
7813335
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