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Table 1 Reasons for non-participations using on-site and routine care letters recruitment strategies

From: Recruitment challenges in clinical research including cancer patients and caregivers

  On-site recruitment by the researcher Routine care letters strategy Total %
Lack of interest 292 64 356 36.0
Interested, but wanted to think about it and contact the researcher later 284 51 335 33.8
Did not feel the need 106 24 130 13.1
Interested, but did not return the consent form 74 31 105 10.6
Too sick 24 18 42 4.3
Had no caregiver 6 4 10 1.0
Did not want to participate in research projects 7 0 7 0.7
Caregiver did not want to participate 3 2 5 0.5
Total 796 194 990 100