Audiovisual documentation of oral consent: a new method of informed consent for illiterate populations.

@article{Benitez2002AudiovisualDO,
  title={Audiovisual documentation of oral consent: a new method of informed consent for illiterate populations.},
  author={Oscar J. Benitez and Dominique Devaux and Jean Dausset},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={359 9315},
  pages={1406-7}
}
Informed consent is a legal and ethical requirement of most research in human beings, but obtaining proof of consent in illiterate populations can prove problematic. We used audiovisual documentation of oral consent (video and audiotape recording and photography), a new method of informed consent designed for illiterate populations, in the Guarani Indians Project, a genetic study in the Paraguayan Guarani Indians. We obtained consent from 42 of about 100 potential participants. We believe that… CONTINUE READING

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