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Table 4 Centre-related barriers

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

Factors in questionnaire n %
Lack of time and resources 92 72
Absence of a research nurse 40 31
Lack of experience and organisation of research 22 17
Absence of a local principal investigator 15 12
Insufficient incentives and rewards 14 11
Competing trials 11 9
Insufficient training in the trial-specific instruments 7 5
Insufficient financial compensation 7 5
Insufficient training in GCP 6 5
Concern that participation in the trial might harm the patient 4 3
  1. n denotes the number of alternatives 4 and 5 on a Likert scale: 1 (completely disagree), 3 (partially agree) and 5 (completely agree)