Predicting participant consent in mHealth trials – A caregiver’s perspective

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dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Yvonne
dc.contributor.author Heavin, Ciara
dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Joe
dc.contributor.author O'Donoghue, John
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-06T13:36:30Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-06T13:36:30Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation O'Connor, Y., Heavin, C., Gallagher, J., and O'Donoghue, J. (2017) 'Predicting participant consent in mHealth trials – A caregiver’s perspective', Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 21, pp. 1-18. doi: 10.3127/ajis.v21i0.1470 en
dc.identifier.volume 21
dc.identifier.startpage 1
dc.identifier.endpage 18
dc.identifier.issn 1449-8618
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5409
dc.identifier.doi 10.3127/ajis.v21i0.1470
dc.description.abstract Informed consent is sought prior to conducting a healthcare intervention on a person. When a healthcare intervention involves a young child, their caregiver is required to provide informed consent on their behalf. However, little is known on the behavioural intentions of participants to provide consent when a mobile health (mHealth) intervention is involved in a clinical trial scenario. Understanding this phenomenon is important, without consent appropriate data may not be collected to empirically examine the implications of mHealth initiatives when delivering healthcare services to children in a ‘real world context’. The objective of this paper is to explore the behavioural intentions of caregivers to provide consent for children (under five years of age) to participate in mHealth Randomised Control Trials (RCT) in developing countries and subsequently develop a predictive model for consent giving. Data was captured vis-à-vis interviews with Malawian caregivers in Africa. The findings reveal that emotional response stimuli play a major role during the participant informed consent process resulting in the involvement (or not) of a child within an RCT. The study contributes to, and opens up, avenues for critical research on the role of informed consent as part of RCT-related projects, especially concerning the involvement of children. This new knowledge may be leveraged to address participant uncertainties and subsequently improve the rate of paediatric recruitment in mHealth trial scenarios. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Australasian Association for Information Systems en
dc.relation.uri http://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/article/view/1470
dc.rights © 2017, O’Connor, Heavin, Gallagher & O’Donohue. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and AJIS are credited. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/au/
dc.subject Emotional response stimuli en
dc.subject Rational decision making en
dc.subject mHealth en
dc.subject Consent en
dc.subject Developing countries en
dc.title Predicting participant consent in mHealth trials – A caregiver’s perspective en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 409629388
dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS) en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress Yvonne O'Connor, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: y.oconnor@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress y.oconnor@ucc.ie
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::HEALTH/305292/EU/Supporting Low-cost Intervention For disEase control/SUPPORTING LIFE


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© 2017, O’Connor, Heavin, Gallagher & O’Donohue. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and AJIS are credited. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2017, O’Connor, Heavin, Gallagher & O’Donohue. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and AJIS are credited.
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