Evaluation of residents' knowledge about frequently asked questions at the time of obtaining informed consent Anestezi asistanlarinin bilgilendirilmiş onam alirken sik karşilaştiklari sorular hakkinda bilgilerinin deǧ erlendirilmesi

Erden I. A., PAMUK A. E., AKINCI S. B., UZUN Ş., Önal Ö., AYPAR Ü.

Turk Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Dernegi Dergisi, vol.36, no.5, pp.300-303, 2008 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Turk Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Dernegi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.300-303
  • Keywords: Anesthesia, Informed consent, Resident
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: The purpose of this study is to assess if residents have adequate knowledge to obtain informed consent from patients and to improve their knowledge with a booklet. Materials and Methods: In an institutional review board approved study, all anesthesia residents were asked to complete a questionnaire about anesthesia procedures. It consisted of 25 open-ended questions related to the anesthetic procedures that a patient may ask prior to giving consent. After the questionnaire a booklet was given, and the questionnaire was administered for the second time after one week. The change in the correct answers for each student, each question and years of residency were evaluated. Results: Eighteen first-year, 13 second-year, 10 third-year and 6 forth-year anesthesiology residents completed the questionnaires. In their first try to complete the questionnaire residents were more likely to give correct answers to the questions about general anesthesia. There was statistically significant increase in every question result after the booklet was given to the residents. The change in scores between the first and the second questionnaires significantly increased with the residency year (p=0.001, p=0.012 respectively). Conclusion: Even though residents are commonly obtaining consent, many are unable to correctly answer common questions of patients. More time and care must be given to standardize the residents' knowledge and abilities of informing patients before obtaining consent.