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Table 2 Knowledge of biobanking, attitudes towards the use of biospecimen in research, and engagement in research

From: Views of university students in Jordan towards Biobanking

Questions Responses Significant factors associated with favorable responsea
Yes (%) No (%)
Have you previously participated in medical research 112 (28.9) 276 (71.1) Being in medical***, health***, or scientific** schools, 3rd and 4th year, GPA of 2.50–2.99***, income > 2000 JD**
Have you previously heard of biobanks? 230 (52.9) 250 (47.1) Being in medical***, health***, or scientific** schools, GPA of ≥ 2.50*, income of 500–1500 and > 2000 JD**, prior participation in biomedical research*
  Strongly agree (%) Agree (%) Disagree (%) Strongly disagree (%)  
Do you generally agree with using biospecimen in medical research? 169 (38.9) 250 (57.5) 16 (3.7) 0 (0) Being in medical***, health***, or scientific*** schools, GPA of ≥ 3.50*, income 500–1500 and > 2000 JD**, prior participation in biomedical research**
How likely is it that you participate in biomedical research by providing biospecimen and personal/family information? 145 (35) 246 (59.4) 20 (4.8) 3 (0.7) Being in medical*, health**, or scientific* schools, prior participation in biomedical research*
How likely is it that you participate in genetic research? 153 (36.9) 213 (51.3) 39 (9.4) 10 (2.4) Being in medical*, health**, or scientific* schools, income 500–1500 and > 2000 JD**
Possibility of participating in future biobanking research 99 (24.6) 271 (67.4) 25 (6.2) 7 (1.7) Being in medical***, health*, or scientific* schools, income 500–1500 and > 2000 JD*, prior participation in biomedical research**
  1. a*P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001)