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Table 3 Perceptions of characteristics of the organization

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

  Mean My organization routinely, actively looks for research information before making decisions My organization provides ongoing training in research methods and critical appraisal to staff. Mechanisms exist in my organization that facilitate the transfer of new information into the organization. Overall, my organization provides adequate resources (financial or personnel) to implement decisions that are based on scientific evidence. Regulations and legislation greatly impact on the decisions my organization makes about programs. (Provincial and/or local) Most program decisions made at my organization are made in collaboration with other local health institutions or community agencies.
N   91 89 89 87 88 88
What kind of office is it?        
CTC   3.8 2.6 4.21 3.5 4.1 3.5
CCAC   3.4 2.3 4.2 3.4 4.9 4.1
DHC   4.5 3.5 4.3 4.0 4.0 4.9
Overall mean (sd)   3.8***(1.0) 2.8***(1.3) 4.2(0.8) 3.6*(0.9) 4.4***(0.9) 4.1***(1.0)
Role        
Executive Director   3.9 2.7 4.2 3.4 4.5 4.2
Director   4.0 3.1 4.4 3.7 4.4 4.4
Manager   3.3 2.1 4.3 3.4 4.9 3.8
Senior Health Planner   4.5 3.6 4.0 4.1 3.9 4.9
Clinician   3.8 2.5 4.0 3.9 4.2 3.5
Overall mean (sd)   3.8(1.0) 2.8*(1.3) 4.2(0.8) 3.6(0.9) 4.4(0.9) 4.1**(1.0)
  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)