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Patricia Arean

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We are planning a remote research study where I am hoping to do a two stage screening, a brief are you even elibigle re: phone use and and PHQ9 Score, then full consent for baseline. Anyone every have a two-tiered consent processes that includes a brief initial consent along the lines of "see if you are eligible! By completing these questions I agree to participate and understand my data will be sent to Uni XYZ and will be handled as confidentially as is possible." and then if eligible do a full consent?

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John Torous

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Given that Google now offers / collects PHQ-9s on a mobile phone when one searchs for clinical depression - perhaps IRBs will realize that app based screening offers no more additonal risk than people encounter in everyday life. Thus I wonder if the PHQ-9 screening part could be its own consent but briefer. The next layer could be the real deal?

I am not aware of any group trying a two tier consent through!

Donna Spruijt-Metz

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We did something like this long ago where we prescreened girls for tanner stage (self and parental report) and then full consented if they were eligible. I agree with John though - shouldn't be too tough?

Patricia Arean

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Thank you! Look forward ot other responses...the more the merrier!

Lindsay Dillon

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I've used IRB approved screening / eligibility scripts over the phone to determine initial eligibilty. We ask (and document) for verbal consent to ask the screening questions. If then eligible (and interested), we'll do written consent.