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Table 6 Perception of use of research information in program planning decisions

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

What kind of office is it? Mean Research information has influenced program planning decisions at my organization Research information has provided justification for service/program decisions made by my organization Research information has resulted in a decision by your organization to conduct program evaluations Research information has resulted in decisions to provide staff development training in your organization
N   91 89 89 91
What kind of office is it?      
CTC   4.1 4.2 3.0 4.0
CCAC   3.8 3.9 3.2 3.8
DHC   4.3 4.4 2.8 3.7
Overall mean (sd)   4.0(0.7) 4.1*(0.8) 3.0(1.3) 3.8(1.0)
Role      
Executive Director   4.2 4.2 2.9 3.9
Director   3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9
Manager   3.7 3.9 2.9 3.7
Senior Health Planner   4.4 4.6 2.3 3.7
Clinician   3.9 3.9 2.7 3.7
Overall mean (sd)   4.0(0.7) 4.1(0.8) 3.0**(1.3) 3.8(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)