FINPEDMED Picture Cards have been designed to be used by investigators to help pediatric trial participants understand the content of patient information. Picture Cards can also be used in normal clinical practice and therapy situation. Illustrative material is used to aid the understanding when the content of the written patient information is difficult to understand due to low developmental level or medical disorders. Furthermore, the cards may be beneficial also with guardians who have difficulties with language skills or due to lack of experience.
A group of experts designed the Picture Cards in 2009. The picture cards, sized A6, have been printed on cardboard and come in a labelled plastic folder sized A5. Cards have pictures of different drug formulation, administration methods, basic medical examination situations, different additional examinations and procedures, and pictures depicting time, visits to the hospital, the hospital environment and trial documents.
The folder is especially designed for the picture cards and it includes 31 picture cards in their individual pockets, abstracts in Finnish, Swedish and English, and a removable transparent No-card (to be placed over a picture). The picture cards are under copyright law © 2009 and are marked with a HYKS-instituutti Oy / FINPEDMED text and the designer's autograph.
Pictrure Card folders can be ordered at the prize of 50,00 Euro a piece. Additional costs are possible Value Added Tax (see details in Order Form) and postages.