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Table 4 Summary of reasons for participation and non-participation provided by caregivers

From: Recruiting general practitioners and patients with dementia into a cluster randomised controlled trial: strategies, barriers and facilitators

  Number of caregivers Proportion %
Reason for participationa
 Improvement of patient’s wellbeing 73 82.0
 Interest in dementia research 69 77.5
 Improvement of patient’s health 65 73.0
 Improvement of communication with GP 58 65.1
 Improvement of disease management 41 46.1
 Assistance and discharge due to technology 35 39.3
 Better insights in new health technologies 31 34.8
 Participation in a raffle of a tablet computer 16 18.0
 Other reasons 13 14.6
Reason for non-participationb
 High care burden 25 22.5
 Health reasons/advanced dementia/age 21 18.9
 No interest in participation 16 14.4
 No further explanation 14 12.6
 Technology-related rejection 14 12.6
 No need for intervention 8 7.2
 Other reasons 13 11.7
  1. Note. a n = 89 caregivers, b n = 82 PwD and/or caregivers