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Table 4 Pre-specified reasons for declining

From: Who does not participate in telehealth trials and why? A cross-sectional survey

Reason Depression n (%) CVD risk n (%) Both conditions n (%)
No internet access 1834 (41.9) 1491 (54.4) 3325 (46.7)
No need for additional support with health issues 1717 (39.3) 1135 (41.4) 2852 (40.1)
No computer confidence 1580 (36.1) 1225 (44.7) 2805 (39.4)
Too busy 1214 (27.8) 718 (26.2) 1932 (27.2)
Not interested 648 (14.8) 444 (16.2) 1092 (15.3)
Do not understand what the research entailsa 11/215 (5.1) 5/91 (5.5) 16/306 (5.2)
Other reason 1021 (23.5) 441 (16.1) 1462 (20.5)
Total N = 100 % 4377 2741 7118
  1. aThis option was only on the decline forms for 1020 patients as part of a sub-study. The 5.2 % is based on 306 decliners having this option on the form they returned