Table 1: Responses to statements, as 𝑛 (%), concerning the willingness to donate tissue samples for medical research and the use of tissue samples.

QuestionStrongly agreeAgreeUnsureDisagreeStrongly disagree

Donation
If I was ill and had to have a biopsy sample taken from my prostate gland or had prostate tissue removed at an operation, I would be willing to donate tissue samples from my prostate gland for research purposes115 (45.3)97 (39.2)34 (13.4)7 (2.7)1 (0.4)
I would be willing to donate tissue samples for research as long as my personal details remained anonymous117 (45.9)97 (38.0)25 (9.8)13 (5.1)3 (1.2)
Use of donated tissue samples
If I donated tissue samples:
I would have no objection to my prostate sample being used for any purpose100 (40.5)75 (30.4)45 (18.2)21 (8.5) 6 (2.4)
I would want to know my individual result112 (45.2)82 (33.1)38 (15.3)14 (5.6)2 (0.8)
I would want to know the overall results104 (42.1)89 (36.0)33 (13.4)21 (8.5)0
I would like my prostate sample to be used for the development of new treatments for prostate disease148 (58.9)84 (33.5)13 (5.2)5 (2.0)1 (0.4)
I would like my prostate sample to be used for development of new methods of diagnosis of prostate disease145 (58.2)82 (32.9)15 (6.0)5 (2.0)2 (0.8)
I would like my samples to be used for nonprofit research140 (55.8)83 (33.1)23 (9.1)3 (1.2)2 (0.8)
I would like my samples to be used for profit-making research57 (22.9)41 (16.5)69 (27.7)37 (14.9)45 (18.0)
I would not like my sample to be used for extra research studies without my specific consent/permission77 (31.0)65 (26.2)39 (15.7)52 (21.0)15 (6.1)
In regard to extra research studies I would trust medical researchers to act in an appropriate and ethical way117 (46.6)99 (33.4)29 (11.6)2 (0.8)4 (1.6)