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Children's consent and paediatric research: is it appropriate for healthy children to be the decision-makers in clinical research?

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Aim: To determine the appropriateness of asking healthy children to make a decision regarding participation in a research study. Methods: Participants constituted a group of children taking part in a follow-up to a vaccine study which involved a blood test to look at the persistence of antibodies. Information about the study was given to each child and following venepuncture an oral questionnaire was completed to establish understanding of the vaccine study. Parental views concerning their ch...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/adc.2007.118299

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Archives of Disease in Childhood Journal website
Volume:
93
Issue:
5
Pages:
379-383
Publication date:
2008-05-01
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14682044
Language:
English
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2009-12-21

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