Article | September 23, 2022

Four Proven Participant Education Techniques To Improve Electronic Collection Of Informed Consent

Source: Medrio

By Nicole Latimer, Chief Executive Officer


You may already know that eConsent can have a positive impact on participant retention (Click here to read: Need Better Clinical Trial Retention? Start with eConsent), but that is only part of the challenge of meeting participant needs in a clinical trial. There are still opportunities to evolve informed consent. Luckily, improving the informed consent process through eConsent, especially for the 36% [1] of participants with low health literacy, doesn’t need to be complicated. Cues can be taken from participant education, which now uses more interactive multimedia to improve understanding, set expectations and drive adherence.

Before I joined Medrio, I spent several years at the helm of a patient education and lifestyle risk management company. In that role, I worked directly with leading clinical and patient educators in academic and community hospitals across the country – and I saw firsthand how applying the fundamentals of adult education theory and patient education strategies makes a real difference in participant consent and retention. Here are some of the best practices I’ve seen in participant education.

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