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Table 3 Past exposure to clinical research and mean scores for willingness to participate in a clinical trial

From: Factors associated with patient willingness to participate in anaesthesia clinical trials: a vignette-based cross-sectional study

Past exposure to clinical researchn (%)Mean score of willingness to participate ± SDP value
Have you ever been invited to participate to a clinical study in any medical area?  0.05*
 No232 (64.1%)58.1 ± 19.9 
 Yes130 (35.9%)62.4 ± 19.6 
Have you ever been invited to participate to a clinical study in the area of anesthesia care?  0.09*
 No9 (7.1%)50.0 ± 24.5 
 Yes117 (92.9%)64.0 ± 18.6 
Have you ever heard about clinical research involving inpatients?  0.0054*
 Yes245 (65.7%)61.8 ± 20.1 
 No128 (34.3%)55.9 ± 18.3 
If yes, who informed you about clinical research involving inpatients?
 Media120 (49.0%)60 ± 20.4
 Family22 (9.0%)59.5 ± 18 
 Friends35 (14.3%)58.3 ± 19.9 
 Family doctor29 (11.8%)67.8 ± 15.3 
 Hospital doctor117 (47.8%)62.9 ± 20.2 
 Other38 (15.5%)62.2 ± 21.9 
  1. * Student’s T-test
  2. P value not available, multiple answers possible for this questio