Challenges to obtaining parental permission for child participation in a school-based waterpipe tobacco smoking prevention intervention in Qatar

BMC Medical Ethics 15 (1):70 (2014)

Abstract
Involving children in research studies requires obtaining parental permission. A school-based intervention to delay/prevent waterpipe use for 7th and 8th graders in Qatar was developed, and parental permission requested. Fifty three percent (2308/4314) of the parents returned permission forms; of those 19.5% of the total (840/4314) granted permission. This paper describes the challenges to obtaining parental permission. No research to date has described such challenges in the Arab world
Keywords Informed consent  Parental consent  Qatar  School  Intervention  Waterpipe
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DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-15-70
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