The objective of the informed consent (IC) communication is to inform patients or research subjects about the purpose, procedures, risks, and benefits associated with medical procedures and clinical research. However, multiple studies have suggested that anywhere from 30% to 44% of participants who consent in clinical research trials do not understand the key components of these clinical trials. To address these barriers, interventions involving revising consent forms, providing additional written information, and enhancing consent discussions have been implemented in the past. There is growing evidence suggesting that audiovisual technology can be used to effectively deliver information that would ultimately enhance patient comprehension. Therefore, we have developed a new Virtual Informed Consent (VIC) tool
that overcomes barriers in the IC process and improves comprehension. This tool would also enhance quality of care and improve
the efficiency of obtaining patient consent.

Learning Objective 1: Formulate an approach to adopt User-Centered Design (UCD) approach to design, develop, and evaluate a Health tools for advancing the informed consent process.


Fuad Abujarad (Presenter)
Yale School of Medicine

Sandra Alfano, Yale School of Medicine
Peter Peduzzi, Yale School of Public Health,
Geoffrey Chupp, Yale School of Medicine

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