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Table 2 Possible reasons for non-participation of eligible patients

From: Towards improving diagnosis of memory loss in general practice: TIMeLi diagnostic test accuracy study protocol

Potential barrier to recruitment How we will address this
GP factors
Not thinking of the study when it is relevant Computer prompts when relevant problem code entered
Being too busy to discuss it with patients Computer prompt to record this
Believing that a patient is not suitable Computer prompt to record this
Patient factors
Difficulty accessing research clinic [day, time, travel] Provide transport if needed, range of clinics on different days and times
Other health issues Allow people to rearrange appointment if needed
Wanting time to decide Allow people time to think and call back
No clear reason but declined Computer prompt to record study declined