Consent Gained From Patients After Breast Surgery for the Use of Surplus Tissue in Research: An Exploration
Journal of Medical Ethics 2007 April; 33(4): 229-233
OBJECTIVES: (1) To investigate the quality of consent gained for the use in research of tissue that is surplus after surgery. (2) To compare the use of two consent forms: a simple locally introduced form and a more complex centrally instigated form. (3) To discuss the attitudes of patients towards the use of their surplus tissue in research. DESIGN: Data were collected through interviews and analysed with a combination of quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques. Participants and SETTING: Patients of the breast care unit at a teaching hospital were interviewed at home or in a quiet room at the hospital. RESULTS: 57 people were interviewed out of 81 approached, between October 2003 and March 2004. Most participants had a poor level of knowledge about the consent they had given, but reported being happy about having given it. The patients who had signed the locally introduced form had considerably more knowledge than those who had signed the centrally instigated form (z = -2.56; p
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