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Table 4 Areas of difficulty experienced by unsuccessful physician recruiters in terms of patient enrollment in the recent clinical trial

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

Areas of difficulty Unsuccessful physician recruiters (n = 12)
  Agree Neutral Disagree
Negative view on the clinical trial itself 0 4 (33%) 8 (67%)
Inability to find possible participants 12 (100%) 0 0
Difficulty in obtaining informed consent 7 (58%) 3 (25%) 2 (17%)
Insufficient tools for explanation and so on 1 (8%) 6 (50%) 5 (42%)
Cumbersome procedures 7 (58%) 4 (33%) 1 (8%)
Difficulty in long-term follow up 4 (33%) 6 (50%) 2 (17%)
Anxiety in consultation system when some questions arise 0 5 (42%) 7 (58%)
Unsatisfactory financial benefits 0 4 (33%) 8 (67%)