Education Level, Primary Language, and Comprehension of the Informed Consent Process

@article{Breese2007EducationLP,
  title={Education Level, Primary Language, and Comprehension of the Informed Consent Process},
  author={Peter E Breese and William J. Burman and Stefan Goldberg and Stephen Weis},
  journal={Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={69 - 79}
}
  • P. BreeseW. Burman S. Weis
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Medicine, Education
  • Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics
To obtain information on how persons from diverse backgrounds experience the informed consent process, we surveyed adults with a wide variety of educational levels and different primary languages (English, Spanish, or Vietnamese) who had recently enrolled in a study requiring written informed consent. Of the 100 participants, 62 were non-White, 43 had less than a high school education, and 60 had a primary language other than English. The median score for comprehension was 62% (IQR 50–76%); the… 

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