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Table 3 Capacity to assess research evidence

From: Community capacity to acquire, assess, adapt, and apply research evidence: a survey of Ontario's HIV/AIDS sector

Domain subsection Factors considered Don't do Do poorly Do inconsistently Do with some consistency Do well No answer
III. Can we tell if the research is reliable and of high quality? 1. Staff have critical appraisal skills for evaluating the quality of research 6 (24%) 6 (24%) 8 (32%) 4 (16%) 0 (0%) 1 (4%)
  2. Staff have critical appraisal skills for evaluating the reliability of research 8 (32%) 5 (20%) 5 (20%) 3 (12%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%)
  3. Links with external experts who use critical appraisal skills and tools to evaluate the quality and reliability of research 7 (28%) 6 (24%) 4 (16%) 3 (12%) 2 (8%) 3 (12%)
IV. Can we tell if the research is relevant and applicable? 1. Ability of staff to relate research to their organization 2 (8%) 6 (24%) 8 (32%) 6 (24%) 2 (8%) 1 (4%)
  2. Links with external experts to help determine whether research is relevant to the organization 8 (32%) 7 (28%) 5 (20%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%)
  1. *Results correspond to the number and percent of organizations included in the study selecting each response option.