Automated Explanation of Research Informed Consent by Virtual Agents

  title={Automated Explanation of Research Informed Consent by Virtual Agents},
  author={Timothy W. Bickmore and Dina Utami and Shuo Zhou and Candace L. Sidner and Lisa M Quintiliani and Michael K. Paasche-Orlow},
A virtual agent that explains research informed consent documents to study volunteers is described, along with a series of development efforts and evaluation studies. A study of nurse administration of informed consent finds that human explanations follow the structure of the document, and that much of information provided verbally is not contained in the document at all. A study of pedagogical strategies used by a virtual consent agent finds that automatic tailoring of document content based… CONTINUE READING