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dc.contributor.authorSamdal, Oddrun
dc.contributor.authorBudin-Ljøsne, Isabelle
dc.contributor.authorHaug, Ellen
dc.contributor.authorHelland, Trond
dc.contributor.authorKjostarova-Unkovska, Lina
dc.contributor.authorBouillon, Claire
dc.contributor.authorBröer, Christian
dc.contributor.authorCorell, Maria
dc.contributor.authorCosma, Alina
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Dorothy
dc.contributor.authorEriksson, Charli
dc.contributor.authorFelder-Puig, Rosemarie
dc.contributor.authorGaspar, Tania
dc.contributor.authorHagquist, Curt
dc.contributor.authorHarbron, Janetta
dc.contributor.authorJåstad, Atle
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Colette
dc.contributor.authorKnai, Cecile
dc.contributor.authorKleszczewska, Dorota
dc.contributor.authorKysnes, Bjarte Birkeland
dc.contributor.authorLien, Nanna
dc.contributor.authorLuszczynska, Aleksandra
dc.contributor.authorMoerman, Gerben
dc.contributor.authorMoreno-Maldonado, Concepcion
dc.contributor.authorNicGabhainn, Saoirse
dc.contributor.authorPudule, Iveta
dc.contributor.authorRakic, Jelena Gudelj
dc.contributor.authorRito, Ana
dc.contributor.authorRønnestad, Alfred Mestad
dc.contributor.authorUlstein, Madeleine
dc.contributor.authorRutter, Harry
dc.contributor.authorKlepp, Knut-Inge
dc.identifier.citationSamdal , O , Budin-Ljøsne , I , Haug , E , Helland , T , Kjostarova-Unkovska , L , Bouillon , C , Bröer , C , Corell , M , Cosma , A , Currie , D , Eriksson , C , Felder-Puig , R , Gaspar , T , Hagquist , C , Harbron , J , Jåstad , A , Kelly , C , Knai , C , Kleszczewska , D , Kysnes , B B , Lien , N , Luszczynska , A , Moerman , G , Moreno-Maldonado , C , NicGabhainn , S , Pudule , I , Rakic , J G , Rito , A , Rønnestad , A M , Ulstein , M , Rutter , H & Klepp , K-I 2023 , ' Encouraging greater empowerment for adolescents in consent procedures in social science research and policy projects ' , Obesity Reviews , vol. 24 , no. S2 , e13636 .
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:7EF8EB3303839E83980220349D6D2BE5
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7321-9394/work/143918001
dc.descriptionThe CO-CREATE project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 774210.en
dc.description.abstractThe United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child emphasizes the importance of allowing children and adolescents to influence decisions that are important to them following their age and maturity. This paper explores the principles, practices, and implications around using parental versus child/adolescent consent when participating in social science research and policy development. Experiences from two studies are presented: The Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth (CO-CREATE) and the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study, a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborative Cross-National study. Although parental consent may be an important gatekeeper for protecting children and adolescents from potentially harmful research participation, it may also be considered an obstacle to the empowerment of children and adolescents in case they want to share their views and experiences directly. This paper argues that evaluation of possible harm should be left to ethics committees and that, if no harm related to the research participation processes is identified and the project has a clear perspective on collaborating with the target group, adolescents from the age of 12 years should be granted the legal capacity to give consent to participate in the research project. Collaboration with adolescents in the development of the research project is encouraged.
dc.relation.ispartofObesity Reviewsen
dc.subjectAdolescent consenten
dc.subjectCO-CREATE studyen
dc.subjectHBSC studyen
dc.subjectParental consenten
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.titleEncouraging greater empowerment for adolescents in consent procedures in social science research and policy projectsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Population and Behavioural Science Divisionen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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