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Table 4 Dissemination factors associated with the reporting of research impacts

From: Does dissemination extend beyond publication: a survey of a cross section of public funded research in the UK

Time spent on dissemination >10% <10% X2
Reported policy impacts 38/69 80/145 p = 0.98
Reported health service impacts 28/67 85/145 p = 0.02
Reported cited in clinical guidelines 18/68 48/144 p = 0.31
Reported misreporting 14/68 14/147 p = 0.02
Dissemination plan produced by researchers Yes No X 2
Reported policy impacts 81/145 39/120 p = 0.52
Reported health service impacts 72/142 42/71 p = 0.24
Reported cited in clinical guidelines 47/143 20/70 p = 0.52
Reported misreporting 20/146 9/71 p = 0.83
Dissemination support within dept Yes No X 2
Reported policy impacts 31/46 89/170 p = 0.06
Reported health service impacts 26/46 88/168 p = 0.62
Reported cited in clinical guidelines 17/46 50/168 p = 0.35
Reported misreporting 13/45 16/172 p < 0.01
Advice/support received from funder Yes No X 2
Reported policy impacts 62/83 58/132 p < 0.01
Reported health service impacts 45/83 69/130 p = 0.87
Reported cited in clinical guidelines 28/81 39/132 p = 0.44
Reported misreporting 18/85 11/121 p < 0.01
Believe that academic journals have most impact Yes No X 2
Reported policy impacts 61/124 51/73 p < 0.01
Reported health service impacts 63/123 39/72 p = 0.69
Reported cited in clinical guidelines 41/123 19/73 p = 0.28
Reported misreporting 17/125 9/73 p = 0.79