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Table 1 Summary characteristics of qualitative study participants

From: Reasons for participating in randomised controlled trials: conditional altruism and considerations for self

Participant number Gender and approximate age of participants Duration of prescribed medication at time of trial entry Centre Trial participation decision
1 Female early 40 s 8 years A Randomised
2 Female early 50 s 5 years A Declined
3 Female mid 40 s 10-13 years A Randomised
4 Male mid 60 s 6 years A Randomised
5 Male early 20 s 2-3 years B Preference medical
6 Male early 30 s 4-5 years B Randomised
7 Male early 50 s 18 months B Preference medical
8 Female early 60 s 18 months -2 years A Declined
9* Female early 20 s 12 -18 months B Randomised
10 Male late 30 s 1 year A Randomised
11 Female mid 50 s 8 years A Randomised
12 Male early 50 s 1 year B Randomised
13 Male mid 40 s 1 year B Randomised
14 Male late 40 s 18 months - 2 years A Randomised
  1. *Participant 9 initially consented to joining the qualitative study and to participate in the REFLUX trial. However, she did not respond to any subsequent communications and so contributed no data to the study.