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Table 2 Barriers to using research in decision making

From: Information transfer: what do decision makers want and need from researchers?

  Mean To what degree is lack of time a barrier to you in the access and use of research information for decision making? To what degree are the organization's limited financial resources a barrier to you in the access and use of research information for decision making? To what degree is the availability of relevant research information a barrier to you in the access and use of research information for decision making? To what degree is your limited training or experience in evaluating the quality of research material a barrier to you in the access and use of research information for decision making? To what degree is resistance to change at your organization a barrier to you in the access and use of research information for decision making? To what degree is availability of research information a barrier to you in the access and use of research information for decision making?
What kind of office is it? N 91 91 90 91 90 91
CTC   3.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 1.6 1.9
CCAC   3.6 2.6 3.0 2.6 2.2 2.3
DHC   3.4 2.2 2.8 2.1 1.6 1.9
Overall mean (sd)   3.5 (1.0) 2.4 (1.1) 2.8 (1.1) 2.4 (1.0) 1.8 (0.8)*** 2.0 (0.9)
Role        
Executive director   3.4 2.7 2.9 2.5 1.9 2.1
Director   3.8 2.4 2.6 2.2 2.2 2.1
Manager   3.6 2.7 2.8 2.7 1.5 2.3
Senior health planner   3.5 2.1 3.0 2.4 1.7 2.1
Clinician   3.5 1.9 2.6 2.3 1.8 1.7
Overall mean (sd)   3.5 (0.9) 2.5(1,1) 2.8(1.1) 2.4(1.0) 1.9(0.8) 2.1(0.9)
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001; Scale Points and anchors (1 = Strongly disagree, 2 = moderately disagree, 3 = neither agree nor disagree, 4 = moderately agree, 5 = strongly agree)