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Table 2 Survey respondent beliefs about patient and public involvement (PPI) (n = 71)

From: Patient and public involvement (PPI) in UK surgical trials: a survey and focus groups with stakeholders to identify practices, views, and experiences

  Number of trials (%)
PPI is morally/ethically the right thing to do
 • Strongly agree 29 (40.8%)
 • Agree 36 (50.7%)
 • Undecided 2 (2.8%)
 • Disagree 2 (2.8%)
 • Strongly disagree 2 (2.8%)
PPI can make a positive difference to surgical trials
 • Strongly agree 24 (33.8%)
 • Agree 38 (53.5%)
 • Undecided 6 (8.5%)
 • Disagree 1 (1.4%)
 • Strongly disagree 2 (2.8%)
PPI can improve the recruitment of participants to surgical trials
 • Strongly agree 19 (26.8%)
 • Agree 37 (52.1%)
 • Undecided 13 (18.3%)
 • Disagree 1 (1.4%)
 • Strongly disagree 2 (2.8%)
PPI can improve the retention of participants in surgical trials
 • Strongly agree 16 (22.5%)
 • Agree 32 (45.1%)
 • Undecided 21 (29.6%)
 • Disagree 1 (1.4%)
 • Strongly disagree 1 (1.4%)