Evaluation of the quality of informed consent in a vaccine field trial in a developing country setting

  title={Evaluation of the quality of informed consent in a vaccine field trial in a developing country setting},
  author={Deon Minnies and Tony Hawkridge and Willem Albert Hanekom and Rodney I Ehrlich and L. A. J. London and Gregory Dudley Hussey},
  journal={BMC Medical Ethics},
  pages={15 - 15}
BACKGROUND Informed consent is an ethical and legal requirement for research involving human participants. However, few studies have evaluated the process, particularly in Africa. Participants in a case control study designed to identify correlates of immune protection against tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. This study was in turn nested in a large TB vaccine efficacy trial. The aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of consent in the case control study, and to identify factors that… CONTINUE READING


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