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Table 1 Supporting quotes for acceptability of trial procedures

From: Withdrawal of antihypertensive therapy in people with dementia: feasibility study

Participant/relative Theme/sub-theme Quote
Relative C 1—Participation and consent/ altruistic reasons ‘I’m all for any research … won’t benefit me but it’ll probably benefit somebody else.’
Participant D 2—Participation and consent/ altruistic reasons ‘I feel that I need help from you, so I want to give something back.’
Relative E 3—Participation and consent/ participation might reduce number of drugs ‘…anything to do with reducing the tablets is good.’
Participant F 3—Participation and consent/ participation might reduce number of drugs ‘I was hoping that they could reduce it [the medication].’
Participant B 3—Participation and consent/ participation might reduce number of drugs ‘…if you can go without any tablets, it surely has got to be better for you.’
Relative A 4—Participation and consent/ personal learning ‘…perhaps I’m learning things that I don’t know anything about.’
Relative E 5—Participation and consent/ worries but also hope ‘I was a bit dubious because I didn’t know which way it was going to go,… But when [the GP] confirmed it, he thought it’d be good, and I can, I was all right then.’
Relative G 5—Participation and consent/ worries but also hope ‘…if it can help him to be, you know, all right longer, it’s worth it’.
Relative H 6—Reflections of assessments and other study procedures /feeling comfortable ‘They [the questions] were alright…didn’t worry me at all.’
Participant I 6—Reflections of assessments and other study procedures/high number of questions : ‘…a lot of them, a lot of questions…’
Relative J 6—Reflections of assessments and other study procedures/high number of questions ‘No, it’s fine, I mean, don’t mind us answering questions at all, you know, it don’t, you know, if it helps, it doesn’t matter, does it really. ’
Relative H 6—Reflections of assessments and other study procedures/high number of questions ‘No problem at all.’
Relative G 6—Reflections of assessments and other study procedures/ positive to have someone coming ‘It’s nice to know somebody’s there, that’s what…isn’t it? …somebody coming.. .’
Relative H 6—Reflections of assessments and other study procedures/ positive to have someone coming ‘I loved them coming’.
Relative K 6—Reflections of assessments and other study procedures/ memory questions ‘…some of the questions were referenced towards the memory problems… and [name of spouse] got a bit stressed out.’
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