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Table 3 Influential factors in the decision of trial participants ABS-00-02 according to gender

From: Impact of gender on the decision to participate in a clinical trial: a cross-sectional study

Variables Female Male χ 2 p OR IC (95%)
Friends       
Influenced 43 (45,3%) 10 (20,8%) 8,15 0, 006 3,14 1,45 – 7,03
Not influenced 52 (54,7%) 38 (79,2%)
Family (Spouse)       
Influenced 58 (61,1%) 15 (26,7%) 11,33 0, 001 3,44 1,65-7,20
Not influenced 37 (38,9%) 33 (73,3%)
Researcher       
Influenced 83 (91,7%) 32 (66,7%) 8,67 0, 001 3,45 1,47 – 8,11
Not influenced 12 (8,3%) 16 (33,3%)
Meetings       
Influenced 75 (78,9%) 33 (68,8%) 1,79 0,18 1,70 0,78 – 3,70
Not influenced 20 (21,1%) 15 (31,2%)
Learning about the disease       
Influenced 74 (85,4%) 34 (70,9%) 0,86 0,35 1,45 0,65 – 3,19
Not influenced 21 (14,6%) 14 (29,1%)
Helping others (altruism)       
Influenced 91(95,7%) 35 (72,9%) 15,92 0,01 8,45 2,58 – 27,67
Not influenced 4 (4,3%) 13 (27,1%)
Medical treatment       
Influenced 80 (84,3%) 41(85,5%) 0,03 0,82 0,91 0,34 – 2,40
Not influenced 15 (15,7%) 7 (14,5%)
Medical exams       
Influenced 85 (89,4%) 40 (83,4%) 1,09 0,29 1,68 0,06 – 4,60
Not influenced 10(10,6%) 8 (16,6%)
Total 95 (72,3%) 48 (27,7%) - - - -
  1. Statistical test for Chi-Square; Odds Ratio; Confidence Interval (95%).
  2. Americaninhas, Minas Gerais, 2011 (n =143).