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Kansas City, Missouri 64108


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the consent process currently used for outpatient endoscopy procedures at our hospital. Results from this study will be used to assist in making improvements in the way we communicate with parents, thereby enhancing the ability to provide informed consents.

Study summary:

Obtaining informed consent before performing an invasive medical procedure or treatment is a crucial component of patient care. The manner in which the consent process is conducted impacts the doctor/patient relationship, patient safety and patient satisfaction. Many times, patients sign consent forms without reading or understanding them. Although the form has been signed, true informed consent has not been obtained. While there are many variables that impact the ability to truly consent, ineffective communication between the patient and health care providers hampers the process. Evidence shows that improving the consent process by ensuring effective communication between the child's parent and health care team affords substantial benefit. A consent process well done strengthens the parent-provider relationship. It positively impacts risk management. It improves patient safety. It diffuses would-be litigants by helping parents have realistic expectations of care. The consent process should allow and encourage parents to exercise both their right and their responsibility to take an active role in their child's health care.


Inclusion Criteria: - Adult parent or legally authorized representative (LAR) of child who has consented to undergo an out-patient endoscopy at CMHC as a diagnostic procedure - Ability to converse in English - Provided implied consent prior to data collection and verbal consent after data collection to participate in this research study Exclusion Criteria: - Any parent/ LAR under the age of 18 years - Time constraint or verbally stating they do not wish to provide study data prior to child undergoing endoscopy - Stating they do not wish to have these data used as study data after completion of the interview



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Nancy A Neilan, MT (ASCP)
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Kansas City, Missouri 64108
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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