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Table 3 Explanation of the written IC and further oral information (n = 560)

From: Does written informed consent adequately inform surgical patients? A cross sectional study

  n %
Was the consent explained upon delivery?
 Yes 367 65.6
 No 59 10.5
 Partially 31 5.5
 No, I designated a relative 14 2.5
 I have not signed / I don’t remember 89 15.9
 Total 560 100.0
Did you receive further oral information besides the written consent?
 Yes 526 93.9
 No 20 3.6
 Given to a relative 14 2.5
 Total 560 100.0
Degree of completeness of the oral informationa
 Partial 361 68.6
 Complete 165 31.4
 Total 526 100.0
When was the further oral information provided?a
 Progressively during pre-surgery examination 351 66.7
 On admission 94 17.9
 On delivery of IC form 44 8.3
 Before entering the operating room 33 6.3
 At the first examination 3 0.6
 The day after surgery 1 0.2
 Total 526 100.0
Was it understandable?a
 Yes 511 97.1
 Partially 15 2.9
 No 0 0.0
 Total 526 100.0
  1. aamong those who received information