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Table 5 What factors are important in your decision NOT to participate in a clinical trialNumber (%) of patients who agree/strongly agree to survey questions grouped by demographic characteristics of interest

From: Understanding the attitudes of the elderly towards enrolment into cancer clinical trials

  Age Health Status Cancer Status
Question n/N (%) <75 n/N (%) ≥ 75 p-value n/N (%) Good/Excellent n/N (%) Poor/Marginal/Ave p-value   p-value
Recommendation from cancer doctor against participating 41/44 (93) 44/46 (96)   43/46 (93) 39/41 (95)   28/30 (93) 44/47 (94)  
   0.61   0.74   0.96
Your cancer doctor did not give you any advice about participating 34/42 (81) 38/45 (84)   34/44 (77) 35/40 (88)   23/28 (82) 37/46 (80)  
   0.67   0.22   0.86
Recommendation from your family doctor against participating 34/44 (77) 38/46 (83)   39/47 (83) 30/40 (75)   25/30 (83) 35/47 (74)  
   0.53   0.36   0.36
Your family doctor did not give you any advice about participating 22/43 (51) 28/45 (62)   24/45 (53) 24/40 (60)   16/28 (57) 25/47 (53)  
   0.30   0.54   0.74
Recommendations from your family and friends against participating 17/44 (39) 22/45 (49)   19/47 (40) 17/39 (35)   12/30 (40) 20/46 (43)  
   0.33   0.77   0.76
Your age 27/43 (63) 26/46 (57)   26/46 (57) 25/40 (63)   16/29 (55) 27/47 (57)  
   0.55   0.57   0.85
You have other health problems that make you feel too weak to participate 34/44 (77) 32/43 (74)   31/44 (70) 32/40 (80)   20/29 (69) 35/46 (76)  
   0.76   0.31   0.50
You have concerns about whether or not the new treatment works 41/44 (93) 40/46 (87)   40/46 (87) 38/41 (93)   27/30 (90) 41/47 (87)  
   0.33   0.38   0.71
You are afraid of possible side effects from the new treatment 33/44 (75) 40/46 (87)   34/46 (74) 36/41 (88)   22/30 (73) 38/47 (81)  
   0.15   0.10   0.44