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Table 3 Patient-related barriers

From: Identifying important barriers to recruitment of patients in randomised clinical studies using a questionnaire for study personnel

Factors in questionnaire n %
Fear of side effects 45 35
Language problems 39 30
Difficulties in understanding the importance of randomising 25 20
A fear of not receiving the best possible treatment 15 12
  1. n denotes the number of alternatives 4 and 5 on a Likert scale: 1 (completely disagree), 3 (partially agree) and 5 (completely agree)