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Table 2 Reasons for participating as investigators in the recent clinical trial, depending on capability of recruitment

From: View of physicians on and barriers to patient enrollment in a multicenter clinical trial: experience in a Japanese rural area

Reasons for participating as investigators Successful physician recruiters (n = 15) Unsuccessful physician recruiters (n = 12)
  Agree Neutral Disagree Agree Neutral Disagree
Agreement with the study aims 12 (80%) 3 (20%) 0 8 (67%) 3 (25%) 1 (8%)
Simplicity of protocol 7 (47%) 6 (40%) 2 (13%) 5 (42%) 5 (42%) 2 (16%)
Interest in agents compared in the study 6 (40%) 7 (47%) 2 (13%) 4 (33%) 5 (42%) 3 (25%)
Expectation of high probability of patient enrollment 5 (33%) 8 (54%) 2 (13%) 1 (8%) 7 (59%) 4 (33%)
Presence of support system 12 (80%)* 2 (13%) 1 (7%) 5 (42%) 3 (25%) 4 (33%)
Decision of medical institution to which physicians belong 8 (53%) 1 87%) 6 (40%) 4 (34%) 6 (50%) 2 (16%)
  1. *: Significantly different (P = 0.040) from the value for unsuccessful physician recruiters