Examples for informed consent texts at different level of readability. The same content is shown on 4th grade, 8th grade and college level relating to a putative passage in a consent form dealing with new risks during a study. This example is taken from Paasche-Orlow et al., 2003 (NEJM).

Ingo Helbig

Child Neurology Fellow and epilepsy genetics researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), USA and Department of Neuropediatrics, Kiel, Germany

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