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Adolescent girls' understanding of consent and views on waiver of parental consent regarding HIV self-testing


Author
Agot et al.

Publication year
2017

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Specimen
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Study population
Young people: Adolescent girls (15-17 years)

Study design
Values and preferences

Sample size
33

UNAIDS HIV prevalence (2017)
5.9 [4.9 - 7.0]

Methodology
Mixed method study to understand if adolescents girls ages 15-17 years can understand a consent document and explored their views regarding waiver of parental consent. Study period n/a.

Summary of findings
The proportion of participants who understood each question was 25% for 2 questions, 26-50% for 3 questions, 51-75% for 10 questions, >75% for 7 questions. Questions on ''who to contact if rights are violated'' and ''Institutional Review Board with ethical oversight over the study'' scored lowest while sample size, age eligibility, voluntary participation, benefits, and reasons for contacting researchers scored highest. Thirty-two participants preferred to have the consent document read to them, and most felt that parental consent should not be waived when the study is about HIV generally (77%), HIV testing (83%), STIs (77%), pregnancy (83%), contraceptives (67%), and ART (90%).

Acceptability
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Willingness to pay
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Concordance
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HIV positivity
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Social harm
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Linkage to prevention, care and treatment
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Study status
Ongoing