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Table 3 Frequency of themes in the analyzed sample of advisory panel applications

From: Patients’ motivations and interest in research: characteristics of volunteers for patient-led projects on PatientsLikeMe

Theme Frequency (%)
Understanding the causes and nature of the disease 18 (28%)
Influencing the general approach of healthcare 17 (26%)
Participating in decision making (having their voice heard) 12 (18%)
Being an equal partner in doctor-patient communication 8 (12%)
Unclassified 10 (15%)