Table 4

Willingness to participate in a clinical trial
Question Answers N(%) Participation in a clinical trial p-value
Source of information about clinical trials* Physician 391(52.0) 5.4 <0.001
Mass media 273(36.6) 4.7 0.027
Other patients 52(6.9) 4.8 0.696
Internet 25(3.3) 5.3 0.642
Other 11(1.5) 3.7 0.195
Prior participation to clinical trials Yes 127(18.8) 6.8 <0.001
No 548(81.2) 4.6
The decision-making person for clinical trial enrollment* Self 473(62.4) 5.1 0.298
Husband, wife 61(8.0) 5.5 0.187
Children 28(3.7) 4.1 0.150
Parents 1(0.1) 5.0 0.968
Family council 183(24.1) 4.8 0.345
Other 12(1.6) 6.0 0.269
Most influential factor for clinical trial participation Exposure to a new drug 142(21.0) 6.1 <0.001
Financial benefit 50(7.4) 5.3
Contribution to medicine 119(17.6) 5.7
Physician’s recommendation 181(26.8) 4.4
No other treatment option 178(26.4) 4.1
Other reasons 5(0.7) 7.6
Most influential factor for refusal to participate Negative perception of clinical trials 193(28.6) 4.5 0.035
Unconfirmed treatment 320(47.4) 5.2
Frequent hospital visits 53(7.9) 5.8
Prefers standard treatment 101(15.1) 4.9
Other reasons 8(1.2) 5.8

Lee et al.

Lee et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:594   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-594

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