Prepare trial-specific materials
Prepare participant-friendly informed consent document
- Try to see your material as a participant would. Avoid technical or legal jargon. Use active voice and personal pronouns. (Instead of “The patient may contact his or her physician at any time….,” say “You may call me any time….”). Use white space and diagrams, calendars, and simple outlines to make your document easier to read and understand.
Create trial-specific materials for participants
- Items like brochures and fact sheets help participants understand the trial and talk about it with family and friends. Other materials like newsletters and buttons can be tangible tokens that show participants they are part of something meaningful. Always keep trial-specific materials participant friendly and balanced when describing the costs, benefits, and goals of the trial.
Ensure that materials are culturally appropriate
- The racial and ethnic backgrounds of potential participants play an important role in the feelings, viewpoints, and communication needs they bring to their conversations with you about trials. For example, ethnically diverse populations may have issues related to trust, language barriers, and feelings about medical professionals that will impact their thinking about a trial.
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KEYWORDS: Institutional Issues, Regulatory Issues, Web, Social Media
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