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Table 3  Attitudes towards clinical trials

From: Knowledge and attitudes towards clinical trials among women with ovarian cancer: results of the ACTO study

  No. (%) a
Clinical trials benefit patients and society
 Strongly agree/Agree 202 (91.5)
 I don’t know 27 (8.2)
 Strongly disagree/ Disagree 1 (0.3)
The risks of participating in a clinical trial outweighs the potential benefits
 Strongly agree/Agree 36 (11.4)
 I don’t know 171 (54.1)
 Strongly disagree/ Disagree 109 (34.5)
The doctor is important in the decision to participate in a clinical trial
 Strongly agree/Agree 290 (90.3)
 I don’t know 23 (7.2)
 Strongly disagree/ Disagree 8 (2.5)
If asked, I would be in favor of participating in a clinical trial
 Strongly agree/Agree 180 (56.8)
 I don’t know 118 (35.2)
 Strongly disagree/ Disagree 19 (6.0)
 Missing 31
I would also encourage a relative or friend to participate in a clinical trial
 Strongly agree/Agree 176 (55.4)
 I don’t know 118 (37.1)
 Strongly disagree/ Disagree 24 (7.5)
All clinical trial results, positive or negative, must be made public in scientific articles and lay publications
 Strongly agree/Agree 257 (77.9)
 I don’t know 55 (16.7)
 Strongly disagree/ Disagree 18 (5.4)
  1. aDiscrepancies in the total are due to missing values (than 10%)