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Table 3 Factors influencing participation in biomedical research

From: Views of university students in Jordan towards Biobanking

  Least level of importance (%) Slightly important (%) Important (%) Very important (%) Unsure (%)
Time spent to participate 23 (5.3) 127 (29.2) 194 (44.6)* 69 (15.9) 22 (5.1)
Fear of blood and needles 284 (65.3) 63 (14.5) 50 (11.5) 19 (4.4) 19 (4.4)
Consenting prior to participation 12 (2.8) 33 (7.6) 148 (34.0) 236 (54.3) 6 (1.4)
Gaining direct personal benefit 137 (31.5) 95 (21.8) 107 (24.6) 59 (13.6) 37 (8.5)
Religious views on participation 23 (5.3) 127 (29.2) 194 (44.6) 69 (15.9) 22 (5.1)
Protection of privacy 16 (3.7) 38 (8.7) 131 (30.1) 243 (55.9) 7 (1.60
Ability of withdrawal 67 (15.4) 107 (24.6) 121 (27.8) 108 (24.8) 32 (7.4)
Nature of provided information 35 (8.0) 86 (19.8) 153 (35.2) 145 (33.3) 16 (3.7)
Nature of family information provided 33 (7.6) 90 (20.7) 148 (34.0) 150 (34.5) 14 (3.2)
Approval of an authorized ethics committee 19 (4.4) 56 (12.9) 132 (30.3) 224 (51.5) 4 (0.9)
Type of research conducted 64 (14.7) 98 (22.5) 138 (31.7) 120 (27.6) 15 (3.4)
Positive impact on public health 9 (2.1) 75 (17.2) 170 (39.1) 169 (38.9) 12 (2.8)
Personal gain of any profit 290 (66.7) 70 (16.1) 21 (4.8) 7 (1.6) 47 (10.8)
Availability of general research results 26 (6.0) 101 (23.2) 171 (39.3) 130 (29.9) 7 (1.6)
Availability of personalized research results 27 (6.2) 84 (19.3) 170 (39.1) 142 (32.6) 12 (2.8)
Trust towards researchers 11 (2.5) 61 (14.0) 153 (35.2) 198 (45.5) 12 (2.8)
Identity of researchers 189 (43.4) 85 (19.5) 74 (17.0) 39 (9.0) 48 (11.0)
  1. *Prominent responses are bolded