Corrected Feedback: A Procedure to Enhance Recall of Informed Consent to Research among Substance Abusing Offenders

Ethics Behav. 2010 Jan 1;20(5):387-399. doi: 10.1080/10508422.2010.491767.


This study examined the efficacy of corrected feedback for improving consent recall throughout the course of an ongoing longitudinal study. Participants (N = 135) were randomly assigned to either a corrected feedback or a no-feedback control condition. Participants completed a consent quiz 2-weeks after consenting to the host study and at months 1, 2, and 3. The corrected feedback group received corrections to erroneous responses and the no-feedback control group did not. The feedback group displayed significantly greater recall overall and in specific content areas (i.e., procedures, protections, risks/benefits). Results support the use of corrected feedback for improving consent recall.