How can I reduce the reading level or increase the reading ease of my consent document?
• Use the standard statements provided in the consent template.
• Write directly to the reader, as though you are explaining the facts in person. Consent language should be written in the second person (“you”), not in the first person (“I”).
• Minimize passive voice to the extent possible. Example of passive voice: “A summary of results will be sent to all study participants.” Example of active voice: “We will send you a summary of the results.”