“Electronic Confirmed Versus Conventional Consenting Process: A Randomized Controlled Trial”
A. The target population for our study is women who present in their last clinic visit before delivery and are scheduled for an elective cesarean section. In that visit, the provider will notify the research team in order for the subject to be screened for the study. If the subject consents to participation, written informed consent will be obtained by person-to-person contact. The PI, study coordinator, or a collaborator will be responsible for the informed consent. After in-formed consent is obtained, the patient will be randomized to the following study groups: The control group will undergo regular consenting only. Study group I (e-confirmed consent only) will receive an electronic invitation to complete the consent process electronically and will proceed through the Confirmed Consent system prior to arrival to labor and delivery on day of surgery, which is the routine patient flow at this time. After completion of the survey, the subject will sign the regular paper consent for the procedure as standard in our institution. The study group II will undergo the same intervention as group II but the COMRADE survey questionnaire will be obtained by phone or in person after the completion of the paper consent form.
Study Group I
Study group I (e-confirmed consent only) will receive an electronic invitation to complete the consent process electronically.The COMRADE questionnaire (our primary outcome) will be obtained prior to the initiation of the traditional consent (as in control group).
Study Group II
The study group II will undergo the same intervention as group II but the COMRADE survey questionnaire will be obtained after the paper consent
Subject will go through the consenting process at the day of surgery at the preop visit as standard in our institution only.
Electronic Confirmed Versus Conventional Consenting Process (ECCCO)