Table 3

Participants’ attitude-related responses

Variables n (%)
Do you agree with testing new drugs on patients?
 Yes558 (59.5)
 No/not sure380 (40.5)
Do you agree with testing approved drugs on patients?
 Yes593 (63.2)
 No/not sure345 (36.8)
Do you agree with testing new drugs on healthy volunteers?
 Yes286 (30.5)
 No/not sure651 (69.5)
Do you agree with testing new drugs on paediatric patients?
 Yes452 (48.2)
 No/not sure485 (51.8)
Do you agree with testing approved drugs on paediatric patients?
 Yes528 (56.4)
 No/not sure409 (43.7)
Do you agree with participating/having a family member participate in clinical trials?
 Yes252 (26.9)
 Possibly395 (42.2)
 No/not sure290 (31.0)
What is your perception regarding clinical trials?
 Not important41 (4.4)
 Very important for drug development682 (72.7)
 Important only for pharmaceutical companies to earn money54 (5.8)
 Not sure161 (17.2)
Are you willing to learn about clinical trials?
 Yes814 (86.8)
 No124 (13.2)
Do you trust research teams?
 Yes629 (67.1)
 No/not sure309 (32.9)
 Attitude score out of 100 (9 questions) 61.5± 28.0