Table 1

Numbers and proportions of respondents who agreed/disagreed with statements about paying research subjects

StatementN Who agree (%)N Who disagree (%)
Participants should be permitted to be paid for their time (N=65)22 (33.8%)43 (66.2%)
Participants should only be paid if they are healthy volunteers (N=63)15 (23.8%)48 (76.2%)
Patients who have a disease for which they are in a study should be paid for their time (N=64)17 (26.6%)47 (73.4%)
Any of the above (N=64)29 (43.3%)38 (56.7%)
All three statements (N=62)9 (14.5%)38 (61.3%)