Problems and current status of informed consent in our institution Akiko Kawashimo 1 , Keisuke Ohba 1 , Toyomi Azuma 1 , Kazuaki Mishima 1 , Yasuo Tsuda 1 , Takashi Kitaoka 1 , Tsugio Amemiya 1 , Mika Akagi 2 , Chieko Nagahama 2 , Kyoko Tazoe 2 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Nagasaki Univ Sch of Med 2Nagasaki Univ Hosp pp.1039-1042
Published Date 1997/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410908799
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We evaluated the status of informed consent in 92 inpatients during the foregoing 19-month period. The series comprised 41 males and 51 females. The ages averaged 62 years. Patients' comprehension about their disease was graded into 5 levels. It averaged level 3.Oly 17% of patients scored high level of comprehension at level 4 or 5. Males scored higher than females. The level of comprehension was independent of the nature of diseases or length of explanation. The level of comprehension decreased along with advance in age. It was poor in cases of recurrence, complications or second surgery. The findings show the inadequacy of our current efforts at informed consent.

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