Informed consent among nursing students participating in biomedical research

Anupama Nambiar, D J Christopher, Joy Mammen, Thambu David, Gagandeep Kang, Shirley David

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2012.062


Abstract

For consent in biomedical research, it is essential that research participants understand the need for research, the study protocol, the risk and benefits of participation, the freedom to participate or decline and the right to leave the study at any time. A structured questionnaire was used to assess understanding and knowledge among nursing trainees participating in a cohort study investigating exposure and latent tuberculosis at a tertiary care hospital.

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