If you agree to take part in this study , at first youwill be asked to sign a consent form (prepared in the standard prescribed format).Then you will be interviewed regarding your past & present health-status (i.e. medical history), apart from the general personal information. After that you will have to undergo a general physical assessment along with a relevant ,systematic, clinicalexamination. Later some routine & special laboratory investigations willbe performed from your blood & urine samples—collected by us.
This is to emphasize that,after deciding to take part you will havethe right to among other things to:(i) Refuse to answer any particular question,(ii) To withdraw at any time, without giving a reason, and without your medical care or legal rights being affected,(iii) Ask any further questions about the study that occurs to you during your participation ,(iv) Be given access to a summary of the findings from the study, when it is concluded.
Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential ???
All information collected during the study will only beviewed by the investigator and the research team (if required) & willremain strictly confidential. You will not be identified in any written or verbal reports of the study , without your explicit consent.
What will happen to the major outcomes of the study ???
The results will be represented in the form of a‘Thesis’ & is expected to be published in medical journals & disseminated at research seminars and conferences. If you would like us to send you acopy of any papers published, please let us know.
What about the expenditure or remuneration for theparticipation in this study ???
You will neither have to pay or will be paid for your participation.
Who is organising this study ???
The principal investigator of this study isDr.XXXXXXX , & the study is being run between 3 departments at ___________ Medical College -- Physiology , Biochemistry & Medicine.
Who has reviewed this study??