The Complex Maze of the Informed Consent Process

Helping to Improve Comprehension in Clinical Trial Participants with Alzheimer’s Disease
July 30, 2020

Louis X. Wong (MSHS '19), a student in the PhD in Translational Health Sciences Program, Gail M. Bloom, OTD, an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, and a colleague have published, "The Complex Maze of the Informed Consent Process: Helping to Improve Comprehension in Clinical Trial Participants with Alzheimer's Disease," in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports.

The article provides a foundation toward creating a more patient-centric approach to the informed consent process, especially for patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Wong, who earned his master's degree from GW Health Sciences' Clinical and Translational Research Program, said the overall objectives were to promote ethical clinical research standards and procedures toward enhanced supportive systems for clinical trial participants. The authors provide a suggested format for multidisciplinary clinical trial researchers to adapt for their own clinical trial setting.