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Table 4 Reasons potential participants were excluded from or declined participation by language

From: Procedures of recruiting, obtaining informed consent, and compensating research participants in Qatar: findings from a qualitative investigation

Reasons for exclusions from the research by language (n = 39)
  Not fluent in target language *Other Did not meet literacy criteria Total Percent by language group
Arabic 2 4 2 8 21%
English 1 3 0 4 10%
Hindi 10 2 4 16 41%
Urdu 3 7 1 11 28%
Total 16 16 7 39  
Percent 41% 41% 18%   
Reasons for declining to participate in the research by language (n = 30)
  Did not want to participate in interview Declined due to time constraint Did not want the recording **Other Total Percent by language group
Arabic 6 4 5 5 20 67%
English 0 1 0 0 1 3%
Hindi 3 0 1 0 4 13%
Urdu 2 3 0 0 5 17%
Total 11 8 6 5 30  
Percent^ 37% 27% 20% 17%   
  1. *Includes the following reasons: individual has been in Qatar less than a year, started but did not complete the interview, is not a patient, did not have experience in Hamad, had already been interviewed, recording equipment failed, patient was oxygenated and could not be interviewed, and recording was inaudible.
  2. **Answers occurring once included individual being part of Hamad staff, being too tired to participate, had to ask permission from husband, prevented from participation by daughter, and unable to answer questions.
  3. ^Percentages do not add to 100% due to rounding.
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