Table 4

Items exhibiting significant variability on median rank order between stakeholder groups

StatementMedian differenceMedian scoreItem rank position
1Has the scientific quality of study been checked?3.54.581132
2Will expenses be reimbursed?3853018
3Will there be any impact on any insurance policies?3853117
4Who has approved the study?3581732
5Why have I been invited?2.563.52210
6Do I have to take part?2.55.53187
7What is the purpose of this study?24292
8Will I receive any payments for taking part?2863223
9How have patients and the public been involved in the design of the study?2682631
10Who has overall responsibility for the study?2571627
  • PTP, potential trial participant; RN, research nurse.