Knowledge about and attitudes toward medical informed consent: a Lebanese population survey

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dc.contributor.author Deeb, Mary
dc.contributor.author Alameddine, Dana
dc.contributor.author Abi Radi Abou Jaoudeh, Rasha
dc.contributor.author Laoun, Widian
dc.contributor.author Maamari, Julian
dc.contributor.author Honeini, Rawan
dc.contributor.author Khouri, Alain
dc.contributor.author Abou-Mrad, Fadi
dc.contributor.author Elia, Nassib
dc.contributor.author Abi-Gerges, Aniella
dc.date.accessioned 2023-01-11T13:04:10Z
dc.date.available 2023-01-11T13:04:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2024 en_US
dc.date.issued 2023-01-11
dc.identifier.issn 1050-8422 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14356
dc.description.abstract As Medicine shifts from a paternalistic practice to a patient-centered approach, the concept of medical informed consent (IC) has evolved to safeguard patient autonomy. However, its current implementation still presents many challenges in clinical practice. We assessed the knowledge and attitudes of the general Lebanese population regarding the IC process as well as their sociodemographic and medical correlates. An anonymous online survey was distributed to the Lebanese population using social media channels. A sample of 500 adults with an average age of 36.2 ± 13.5 years, including 319 females and 181 males, was recruited. Most of the respondents had a university degree (85.8%), reported previous hospital admissions (75.9%) and had signed an IC for surgical procedures (40.7%). Few participants were knowledgeable about IC Lebanese law. Variability in knowledge level was significantly related to gender and a previous hospitalization history. Positive attitudes toward patient autonomy (53.1%) and shared decision-making (57.5%) correlated with older age, female gender, graduate education, and a previous history of signing an IC document. Males were more likely to believe that IC has positive effects on health than females. This is the first study that provides novel findings regarding Lebanese peoples’ awareness of the ethico-legal components of medical IC. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Knowledge about and attitudes toward medical informed consent: a Lebanese population survey en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201402416 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Ethics and Behavior en_US
dc.journal.volume 34
dc.journal.issue 2
dc.article.pages 89-103 en_US
dc.keywords Informed consent en_US
dc.keywords Medical ethics en_US
dc.keywords Attitude en_US
dc.keywords Knowledge en_US
dc.keywords Hospitalization en_US
dc.keywords Surgery en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/10508422.2022.2153681 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Deeb, M., Alameddine, D., Abi Radi Abou Jaoudeh, R., Laoun, W., Maamari, J., Honeini, R., ... & Abi-Gerges, A. (2024). Knowledge about and attitudes toward medical informed consent: a Lebanese population survey. Ethics & Behavior, 34(2), 89-103. en_US
dc.author.email aniella.abigerges@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10508422.2022.2153681 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9974-4023 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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