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Table 3 Characteristics of informants

From: Duty, desire or indifference? A qualitative study of patient decisions about recruitment to an epilepsy treatment trial

Informants (n = 23) Female/male Adult/parent of child Decision Hospital
1 Female Parent Consented A
2 Female Parent Consented C
3 Female Parent Consented C
4 Female Parent Consented C
6 Male Adult Consented B
7 Female Adult Consented D
8 Male Adult Consented B
9 Female Adult Consented B
10 Male Adult Consented B
11 Female Adult Consented B
21 Female Parent Consented A
22 Male Parent Consented A
23 Female Parent Consented A
13 Male Adult Consented D
15 Male Adult Consented B
16 Male Adult Consented B
17 Female Adult Consented B
19 Female Parent Consented A
14 Male Adult Withdrew D
18 Female Adult Declined B
5 Male Adult Declined B
12 Male Adult Declined B
20 Male Adult Declined B
TOTAL – n (%) Female – 12 (52%)
Male – 11 (48%)
Adults – 15 (65%)
Parents – 8 (35%)
Consented – 18 (78%)
Declined – 4 (18%)
Withdrew – 1 (4%)
A – 5 (22%)
B – 12 (52%)
C – 3 (13%)
D – 3 (13%)