Table 6

 Patients’ main reasons for not participating in the trial (n = 78)

Per cent of respondents
aI was apprehensive about participating37
bI wished to be treated as soon as possible and I assumed that it would delay the therapy if I participated31
cI did not want lots to be drawn to decide which treatment I would have18
dI did not have enough information about the study7
eI preferred the treatment I would receive if I did not participate3
fI did not wish to participate in research3
gDo not know2
hI believed that the doctor thought it would be best for me not to participate in the trial0
Total 100