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Table 5 Motivations for study participation reported by participants of the BEST-study

From: Factors influencing participation in a randomized controlled resistance exercise intervention study in breast cancer patients during radiotherapy

Participant’s motivations (n = 52)
I want to contribute to scientific progress, that future patients benefit thereof 65.4%
I hope to reduce fatigue and improve quality of life 65.4%
I hope for positive effects on cancer prognosis 59.6%
I want to cope with cancer 59.6%
I hope for better fitness and health 57.7%
Social contact to other persons concerned 38.5%
Recommendation of the physician 28.8%
Other reasons 7.7%