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Assessing the quality of informed consent in a resource-limited setting: A cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Ethics, August 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)

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Title
Assessing the quality of informed consent in a resource-limited setting: A cross-sectional study
Published in
BMC Medical Ethics, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-13-21
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Authors

Ronald Kiguba, Paul Kutyabami, Stephen Kiwuwa, Elly Katabira, Nelson K Sewankambo

Abstract

The process of obtaining informed consent continues to be a contentious issue in clinical and public health research carried out in resource-limited settings. We sought to evaluate this process among human research participants in randomly selected active research studies approved by the School of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Sierra Leone 1 2%
Unknown 45 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 32%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 23%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Student > Bachelor 3 6%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 40%
Social Sciences 11 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 11%
Psychology 4 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 2 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 March 2015.
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#2,378,752
of 14,572,831 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Ethics
#271
of 647 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,401
of 128,621 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Ethics
#1
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