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Table 7 Illustrative examples of participant reported barriers to completing the intervention.

From: A randomised feasibility study of computerised cognitive training as a therapeutic intervention for people with Huntington’s disease (CogTrainHD)

BarriersParticipant IDIllustrative quotes
Addictive030“…because it is kind of limited time and you know so I was on there … all night a couple of times. But also cos yes you it does become a bit addictive you know.”
Difficult027“I found that (the computer games) quite difficult to begin with because I didn’t know what to expect really”.
Lack of time006
007
007
007
011
020
029
029
“it has just been difficult trying to fit everything in. But, other than that it is fine.”
“I mean it is sort of like everything, you’ve got to fit it in and I am quite busy.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed it, yeh I will be honest with you. I wish I had more time for it.”
“I think it’s definitely something you need to find your own time to do it.”
“Umm, I played them enough as I could…I have a busy life.”
“Umm, I don’t think so, just finding the time to fit in in really.”
“Finding the time to actually do it was the worst thing for me.”
“It was some weeks it was pretty impossible, just managing to do one was just thing, but I suppose if you had enough time one your hands it is easy enough.”
Technology010
023
017
“I was playing it for hours on end and it wasn’t recording.”
“Unfortunately it took me a while to get used to the mouse. I used, the computer mouse.”
“I couldn’t do it could I because I didn’t have no WiFi.”
Tedious029“It was alright. But it was a bit tedious towards the end, just the same thing was quite repetitive all the time. But yeh it was alright not too bad.”
  1. Reported barriers are grouped according to theme and presented in alphabetical order