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Statement of Informed Consent

It is essential that participants understand that participating in a research study is completely voluntary; they can withdraw from the study at any time or choose not to participate.

Informed consent should be obtained after the participant has been presented with pertinent information, has had adequate time to review the consent document and have all questions answered. Consent should also be obtained prior to any study specific procedures. Participant privacy during the discussion is paramount and the environment should be free of undue influence and coercion from the research team.