A national survey of institutional review boards (IRBs) was conducted to determine : (1) the current practices of IRBs concerning consent for adolescent minors ; and (2) the existence of support for changes in the federal regulations for research on adolescents.
Six hundred surveys were mailed in two waves to all IRB chairs in the United States, with the exception of highly specialized institutions.
The survey consisted of three sections.
Section 1 assessed demographic data, such as institution type ; presence of personnel trained in adolescent health ; and number of protocols involving adolescents reviewed annually.
Section 2 presented a series of twelve scenarios for which respondents stated whether their IRB would waive parental consent under present federal regulations.
These scenarios varied the sensitivity of information and procedural invasiveness, and ranged from simple satisfaction surveys to experimental drug treatment for AIDS.
Section 3 assessed whether respondents would recommend changes in current federal regulations that would enable adolescent minors to provide their own consent to research participation.
To this end, respondents indicated whether minor consent alone is sufficient or if parental consent should be required for 10 general research categories that paralleled the level of invasiveness of the scenarios presented in Section 2. Results : Two hundred and thirty-three surveys (39%) were returned and 183 (30%) wer...
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Adolescent, Recherche appliquée, Ethique, Consentement éclairé, Confidentialité, Secret medical, Méthodologie, Action recherche, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Adolescent, Applied research, Ethics, Informed consent, Confidentiality, Medical confidentiality, Methodology, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0068517
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.