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Table 4 Patient characteristics, rate of recall and attitude of the patients during the informed consent procedure according to the two investigators.

From: Informed consent for research obtained during the intensive care unit stay

  Investigator 1 Investigator 2 p value
Age of the patients, mean (SD) 48 (22) 56 (20) 0.21
Sex of the patients, male/female 11/4 17/12 0.29
SAPS II of the patients 20 (9) 18 (10) 0.56
Patients with Complete recall, n (percentage) 3 (20) 11 (38) 0.38
Patients with recall of study participation, n (percentage) 10 (67) 25 (86) 0.14
Patients with recall of the study purpose, n (percentage) 4 (27) 16 (55) 0.07
Patients with recall of the study risk, n (percentage) 7(46) 14(48) 0.99
Attitude of the patients before consent, n (percentage)    
   Read leaflet 8 (53) 20 (69) 0.30
   Asked at least one question 6 (40) 8 (28) 0.40
   Read or asked 10 (67) 21 (72) 0.74
   Read and asked 4 (27) 7 (24) 0.99