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Message ID: 9470
Date: 2013-09-16

Author:Wendy Lane

Subject:Tool for assessing ability of a pregnant teen to consent for research participation

Hello all, I work on a project that enrolls women during pregnancy, teaches them about pregnancy and parenting, links them to needed services, and tracks their progress. Up until now, we have been getting assent from pregnant teens and consent from one of the teens' parents. Our IRB just decided that we need to get consent directly from the teens, and is requiring the following from the consent process: This process should include a method of determining if the minor has the capacity to consent based on the age, ability, experience, education, training, and degree of maturity and judgment, their conduct and demeanor at the time of consent, and their ability to appreciate the nature, risks, consequences, benefits, and alternatives to treatment. So...my question is, does anyone know of an existing checklist or other process for determining a teen's ability to consent? Thanks very much! Wendy Lane Wendy G. Lane, MD, MPH Associate Director, Preventive Medicine Residency Program Assistant Professor Department of Epidemiology and Public Health & Department of Pediatrics University of Maryland School of Medicine 660 West Redwood St. Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 706-7865 Fax (410) 706-8013 wlane@epi.umaryland.edu Confidentiality Statement: This email message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.

Hello all, I work on a project that enrolls women during pregnancy, teaches them about pregnancy and parenting, links them to needed services, and tracks their progress. Up until now, we have been getting assent from pregnant teens and consent from one of the teens' parents. Our IRB just decided that we need to get consent directly from the teens, and is requiring the following from the consent process: This process should include a method of determining if the minor has the capacity to consent based on the age, ability, experience, education, training, and degree of maturity and judgment, their conduct and demeanor at the time of consent, and their ability to appreciate the nature, risks, consequences, benefits, and alternatives to treatment. So...my question is, does anyone know of an existing checklist or other process for determining a teen's ability to consent? Thanks very much! Wendy Lane Wendy G. Lane, MD, MPH Associate Director, Preventive Medicine Residency Program Assistant Professor Department of Epidemiology and Public Health & Department of Pediatrics University of Maryland School of Medicine 660 West Redwood St. Baltimore, MD 21201 (410) 706-7865 Fax (410) 706-8013 wlaneepi.umaryland.edu Confidentiality Statement: This email message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.