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Table 1 Summary of patients/parents who refused to participate in the BeSt for Kids study with reasons for refusal

From: Participation in a single-blinded pediatric therapeutic strategy study for juvenile idiopathic arthritis: are parents and patient-participants in equipoise?

Number of patients who refused to participate n = 36
Known reason for refusal of trial participation n = 15 (42%)
Preference for arm 1 1
Preference for arm 3 1
Fear in general 1
Do not want to randomize at all 2
Do not want to receive prednisone or injections 2
Do not want to receive arm 3 2
Too busy to participate 2
Don’t feel like it 2
No reason mentioned when asked 2