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Consent for use of personal information for health research: Do people with potentially stigmatizing health conditions and the general public differ in their opinions?

  • Donald J Willison1, 2Email author,
  • Valerie Steeves3,
  • Cathy Charles1, 4,
  • Lisa Schwartz1, 5,
  • Jennifer Ranford1,
  • Gina Agarwal6,
  • Ji Cheng7 and
  • Lehana Thabane1, 7
BMC Medical Ethics200910:10

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6939-10-10

Received: 12 January 2009

Accepted: 24 July 2009

Published: 24 July 2009

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Original Submission
12 Jan 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
27 Jan 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sergio Litewka
23 Feb 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Delia Outomuro
26 Feb 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Roberto Mancini
2 Apr 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Damien Jolley
10 Jun 2009 Author responded Author comments - Don Willison
Resubmission - Version 4
10 Jun 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 4
10 Jun 2009 Author responded Author comments - Don Willison
Resubmission - Version 5
10 Jun 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Resubmission - Version 6
Submitted Manuscript version 6
25 Jun 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Damien Jolley
7 Jul 2009 Author responded Author comments - Don Willison
Resubmission - Version 7
7 Jul 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 7
Resubmission - Version 8
Submitted Manuscript version 8
10 Jul 2009 Author responded Author comments - Don Willison
Resubmission - Version 9
10 Jul 2009 Submitted Manuscript version 9
Publishing
24 Jul 2009 Editorially accepted
24 Jul 2009 Article published 10.1186/1472-6939-10-10

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University
(2)
Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion
(3)
Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa
(4)
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
(5)
Department of Philosophy, McMaster University
(6)
Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University
(7)
Biostatistics Unit, St Joseph's Healthcare

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