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Table 2 Views of information presented on the study

From: A survey of study participants’ understanding of informed consent to participate in a randomised controlled trial of acupuncture

Participation in the trial N = 210 %
Opportunity to ask question   
Yes plenty of time 191 91.0
No little opportunity 11 5.2
I can’t remember 8 3.8
Questions answered to your satisfaction   
Yes completely 140 66.7
Yes mainly 49 23.3
No I wasn’t happy with the answers 1 0.5
I didn’t ask any questions 17 8.1
I can’t remember 3 3.8
Information on acupuncture (n = 198)   
It was about right 142 71.7
I would have liked more 48 24.2
Information too detailed 4 2.0
I can’t remember 4 2.0
Information on sham acupuncture (n = 198)   
It was about right 104 52.5
I would have liked more 70 35.4
I can’t remember 20 10.1
Information too detailed 4 2.0