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Table 1 Mean differences in importance ratings for policy and practice groups

From: A comparison of policy and direct practice stakeholder perceptions of factors affecting evidence-based practice implementation using concept mapping

  Policy
(N = 17)
Practice
(N = 14)
T-test; p-value ES
Cohen
  Rank M SD Rank M SD   d
Staffing resources 1 3.21 0.33 5 3.11 0.44 t = 0.76, p = 0.45 0.27
Costs of EBP 2 3.13 0.53 4 3.14 0.72 t = 0.02, p = 0.99 0.01
Funding 3 3.11 0.35 2 3.24 0.81 t = 0.60, p = 0.55 0.21
Research and Outcomes Supporting EBP 4 3.09 0.44 6 3.09 0.60 t = 0.00, p = 0.99 0.00
Staff Development and Support 5 3.06 0.28 1 3.28 0.49 t = 1.56, p = 0.13 0.55
Political Dynamics 6 2.92 0.60 12 2.88 0.78 t = 0.16, p = 0.87 0.06
Beneficial features (of EBP) 7 2.82 0.47 8 3.07 0.75 t = 1.12, p = 0.27 0.39
Consumer Values and Marketing 8 2.72 0.47 9 3.05 0.69 t = 1.54, p = 0.14 0.54
Consumer Concerns 9 2.71 0.37 10 3.01 0.66 t = 1.58, p = 0.13 0.55
Clinical Perceptions 10 2.70 0.63 6 3.09 0.45 t = 2.63, p = 0.01 0.69
EBP Limitations 11 2.67 0.65 14 2.74 0.69 t = 0.30, p = 0.77 0.10
System Readiness and Compatibility 11 2.67 0.57 11 2.96 0.71 t = 1.21, p = 0.24 0.43
Agency Compatibility 13 2.52 0.47 13 2.87 0.58 t = 1.90, p = 0.07 0.67
Impact on Clinical Practice 14 2.48 0.50 3 3.21 0.59 t = 3.72, p < 0.01 1.33