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J Pediatr Psychol. 2005 Apr-May;30(3):219-29. Epub 2005 Feb 23.

Clinician-parent communication during informed consent for pediatric leukemia trials.

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Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, 11220 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA. vam4@cwru.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To address the need to describe informed consent in pediatric settings and to identify barriers to parent understanding, this study assessed how aspects of clinician-parent communication during the informed consent conference (ICC) relate to parent understanding of informed consent and parent perception of the impact of the ICC on their anxiety and control.

METHODS:

Parents of 127 children with newly diagnosed leukemia who were eligible for clinical trials were the participants. The study used comprehensive methods including both observational and self-report assessment methods.

RESULTS:

Structural equation modeling demonstrated that parent race and socioeconomic status (SES) were powerful predictors of clinician-parent communication, parent anxiety and control as a result of the ICC, and parent understanding. Clinician information giving and partnership building predicted parent participation during the ICC.

CONCLUSIONS:

These findings may be used to design interventions that increase the effectiveness of the ICC by identifying specific elements of the conference that influence parent affect and understanding.

PMID:
15784918
DOI:
10.1093/jpepsy/jsi032
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