Informed consent is a process of sharing information with patients essential to their ability to make rational choices among multiple options in their perceived best interest. This cross-sectional study was designed to investigate the association between consultation frequency and satisfaction between doctor-patients with information quality of informed consent in preoperative elective surgery patients from their perception, along with other factors. Ninetyeight subjects were included from Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia. Data obtained from interview included quality of information and Consultation Satisfaction Scale (CSS) and from medical record included medical background and consultation frequency. This study showed Frequency of consultation and CSS were significantly associated with the quality of information (p=0.048 and p<0.001, respectively). Education, socio-economic status, type of disease, and prognosis of disease were not associated with the quality of information (p>0.05). In conclusion, this study suggests consultation frequency and satisfaction in communication between doctor-patients are key factors in informed consent process.
|Journal||Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association : Majalah Kedokteran Indonesia|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|