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Table 5 NPART questions on technology-related aspects by preparedness to participate or not in digital health research

From: A research tool for measuring non-participation of older people in research on digital health

   Preparedness to participateChi2p-valuea
  Total sample
n (valid column %)
Decliner group
n (valid percent %)
Consenting group
n (valid percent %)
Self-assessed digital skillsLow33 (52)15 (71)18 (43)  
High30 (48)6 (29)24 (57)4.580.032
Missing743  
Use of digital technologiesLow17 (28)9 (45)8 (19)  
High44 (72)11 (55)33 (81)4.340.037
Missing954  
Perceived usefulness of digital technologiesLow32 (46)15 (63)17 (38)  
High37 (54)9 (37)28 (62)3.850.050
Missing110  
Total (n = 70) 7025 (36)45 (64)  
  1. aThe p-value generally refers to the Chi2 statistics, but Fisher’s exact test was performed if frequencies smaller than 5 were expected in any of the cells for a given variable