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Table 5 Other reasons for declining

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

Category of reason Reason Depression n (%) CVD risk n (%) Both conditions n (%)
Health need-related Health issues 195 (4.5) 50 (1.8) 245 (3.4)
  Satisfied with current support for their health 157 (3.6) 65 (2.4) 222 (3.1)
  Dissatisfied with health services 21 (0.5) 16 (0.6) 37 (0.5)
Patients’ lives No space in their lives to participate in a trial 158 (3.6) 85 (3.1) 243 (3.4)
  Inconvenient at this time 104 (2.3) 85 (3.1) 189 (2.7)
Research-related Perceive themselves as unsuitable 120 (2.7) 14 (0.5) 134 (1.9)
  Participation could cause distress 104 (2.4) 29 (1.1) 133 (1.9)
  Issues with the research 68 (1.6) 43 (1.6) 111 (1.6)
Telehealth-related Dislikes the proposed intervention 77 (1.8) 25 (0.9) 102 (1.4)
  Practical barriers to participating 47 (1.1) 47 (1.7) 94 (1.3)
  Patient has communication difficulties 63 (1.4) 29 (11) 92 (1.3)
Unknown Unknown 9 (0.2) 3 (0.1) 12 (0.2)
Total N = 100 %   4327 2718 7045