Children and informed consent: A study of children's perceptions and involvement in consent to dental treatment

A. Adewumi (Lead / Corresponding author), M. P. Hector, J. M. King

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    Abstract

    Aim: The aim of the study was to find out to what extent children are involved in consenting to their dental care.

    Methods: It was conducted using a structured interview with 60 8–13-year-old children. In the control group, verbal consent was given by the parent, whilst in the study group written consent was given by the parent and verbal assent by the patient. Interviews were conducted after dental treatment.

    Results: The findings indicate that children in the study group felt they were more involved in deciding about their dental treatment compared with the control group.

    Conclusion: Children want to be more involved in consenting to their dental treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)256-259
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Dental Journal
    Volume191
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2001

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