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Practical approaches to seeking assent from children.

Kumpunen, S, Shipway, L, Taylor, RM, Aldiss, S and Gibson, F (2012) Practical approaches to seeking assent from children. Nurse Res, 19 (2). pp. 23-27.

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AIM: To describe and evaluate two approaches--a storyboard and a wordsearch--that the authors used with children aged four to 12 years to obtain assent. BACKGROUND: The assent process is vital in helping children to understand the elements of a research project and to make a choice of whether or not to participate. However, the methods for obtaining assent are not well documented. DATA SOURCES: Two researchers' thematic reviews of the primary researcher's field notes, taken during a study of eating problems during chemotherapy. DISCUSSION: The assent process appeared to be an enjoyable, positive experience for many children. They appeared to understand what participation entailed--that it was voluntary and that they had a choice. CONCLUSION: When using child-centred techniques, children are aware of what being in a research study will mean to them. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Researchers can be confident in gaining assent from children as young as five years.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Biosciences
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
Authors :
Date : 2012
Identification Number : 10.7748/nr2012.
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2012 RCN Publishing. This is not the version of record.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Child, Child, Preschool, Great Britain, Humans, Nursing Research
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Jun 2016 13:15
Last Modified : 07 Jun 2016 13:15

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