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Table 5 Summary of opinions in the group regarding the value of clinical studies and factors potentially influencing participation

From: Knowledge and attitudes regarding medical research studies among patients with breast cancer and gynecological diseases

Question Yes % (n) Don’t know % (n) No % (n) Total
Do you think research studies are useful? 91.6 (1819) 7.8 (155) 0.6 (11) 1985
Would you be willing to take part in research studies? 52.8 (1052) 30.5 (608) 16.7 (332) 1992
Would a recommendation to take part in research studies by public institutions such as German Cancer Aid or the German Cancer Society influence your willingness to take part? 33.4 (634) 32.7 (622) 33.9 (645) 1901
Would financial compensation influence your willingness to take part? 11.6 (223) 24.1 (462) 64.3 (1233) 1918
Do you think that declining to take part in research studies could have negative effects on the treatment you receive? 2.6 (50) 23.8 (458) 73.6 (1418) 1926
Do you think that declining to take part in research studies could have negative effects on your relationship with the physician treating you? 2.0 (38) 22.9 (441) 75.1 (1447) 1926
Would you like to receive more information about clinical studies that are available? 29.1 (548) 17.5 (330) 53.3 (1003) 1881
Is the availability of research studies at our hospital one reason why you came here for treatment? 7.8 (149) 5.1 (98) 87.1 (1673) 1920