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Table 4 Perception of CCT by race

From: Disparities in awareness of and willingness to participate in cancer clinical trials between African American and White cancer survivors

Survey Questions Total n (%) White n (%) Black n (%) P-value
If your physician recommends that you participate in a cancer clinical trial, do you trust that he or she would fully explain it to you?     0.06
 Yes 122 (90) 48 (96) 74 (86)  
 No 14 (10) 2 (4) 12 (14)  
Do you believe you can freely ask your physician any questions about cancer clinical trials?a     0.710
 Yes 127 (94) 48 (96) 79 (93)  
 No 8 (6) 2 (4) 6 (7)  
How often, if ever, do you think physicians prescribe medication as a way of experimenting on people without their knowledge or consent?     0.001
 Very/ Fairly often 33 (24) 3 (6) 30 (34)  
 Rarely/Never 67 (49) 34 (69) 33 (38)  
 Do not know 26 (27) 12 (25) 24 (28)  
What are some of the features you would expect from a good cancer clinical trial program (select all that apply)?a     0.001
 Send me the educational information through mails 99 (74) 39 (29) 60 (45)  
 Online information about the program 73 (55) 41 (31) 32 (24)  
 Offer flexible scheduling 84 (63) 39 (29) 45 (34)  
 Close to where I live 85 (63) 32 (24) 53 (40)  
 A physician with a similar cultural background as me 32 (24) 6 (5) 26 (19)  
 Communication technology including telemedicine 65 (49) 28 (21) 37 (28)  
 Others 12 (9) 6 (5) 6 (5)  
I have a good understanding about how clinical trials work.     0.090
 Strongly disagree/Disagree 44 (33) 11 (22) 33 (39)  
 Neutral 42 (31) 16 (32) 26 (30)  
 Strongly Agree/Agree 49 (36) 23 (46) 26 (30)  
Do you feel like clinical trials make a significant contribution to science?     0.015
 Strongly disagree/Disagree 13 (10) 2 (4) 11 (13)  
 Neutral 25 (19) 5 (10) 20 (24)  
 Strongly Agree/Agree 95 (71) 43 (86) 52 (63)  
  1. aMultiple response variable and Cochran’s Q p value used