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Comprehension of informed consent materials from a study of psychological variables associated with chest pain was evaluated as a function of age (27 to 69 years), education (5 to 20 years), and readability of information [low (college level) versus high (7th grade)]. The potentially confounding effect of memory was eliminated by allowing patients to use(More)
Eighty-seven elderly adults (57-87 years of age) divided into four WAIS vocabulary subgroups (less than 40, 40-49, 50-59, greater than or equal to 60) participated in a study of comprehension and memory of an informed consent procedure. Ss in Group I read the consent form and, with the information sheet still present, answered multiple choice questions(More)
One hundred elderly adults (mean = 71.3 years of age, range = 59-88 years) in four WAIS vocabulary subgroups (less than 40, 40-49, 50-59, greater than or equal to 60) served in an evaluation of the effects of using multiple comprehension test trials to improve informed consent procedures. Participants in Group I were given a single comprehension test and(More)
Comprehension of typewritten informed consent information was evaluated for young-old (60-69 years) through old-old (80-89 years) volunteers as a function of years of education (less than 12, 12, and greater than 12), readability of information (low [college level] vs high [7th grade]), and typeface used in the preparation of the materials (Prestige Elite(More)
Grid computing is taught at the University of Arkansas, focusing on the development of grid services, the Globus toolkit, and higher-level grid components. An early course, cluster and grid computing, successfully taught Globus materials to advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. However, the material assumed advanced knowledge of Java(More)