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Table 5 Capacity to apply 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 inconsis-tently Do with some consistency Do well No answer
VI. Do we lead by example and show how we value research use? 1. Making research an organizational priority 2 (8%) 8 (32%) 4 (16%) 6 (24%) 2 (8%) 2 (12%)
  2. Providing resources to ensure research is acquired, adapted, and applied 9 (36%) 3 (12%) 4 (16%) 3 (12%) 1 (4%) 5 (20%)
  3. Involving staff in discussions about how research relates to the organization's goals 3 (12%) 6 (24%) 2 (8%) 9 (36%) 1 (4%) 4 (16%)
  4. Clear communication of organizational strategy and priorities 4 (16%) 1 (4%) 8 (32%) 6 (24%) 2 (8%) 4 (16%)
  5. Organizational communication to ensure information is exchanged 1 (4%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%) 10 (40%) 4 (16%) 5 (20%)
  6. Corporate culture supportive of research use 1 (4%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 9 (36%) 7 (28%) 4 (16%)
VII. Do our decision-making processes have a place for research? 1. Allocating time to identify researchable questions and consider research results 4 (16%) 3 (12%) 5 (20%) 9 (36%) 0 (0%) 4 (16%)
  2. Executive director/management have expertise to evaluate feasibility of options 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 4 (16%) 9 (36%) 5 (20%) 4 (16%)
  3. Consideration given to recommendations from staff who have developed or identified high-quality and relevant research 1 (4%) 4 (16%) 4 (16%) 7 (28%) 6 (24%) 3 (12%)
  4. Staff/stakeholders know when major decisions will be made 0 (0%) 3 (12%) 5 (20%) 8 (32%) 5 (20%) 4 (16%)
  5. Staff/stakeholders know how and when to contribute evidence and how it will be used 1 (4%) 2 (8%) 4 (16%) 8 (32%) 4 (16%) 6 (24%)
  6. Staff who provide evidence or analysis usually participate in decision-making discussions 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 4 (16%) 5 (20%) 9 (36%) 6 (24%)
  7. Relevant on-staff researchers are part of decision-making discussions 9 (36%) 3 (12%) 1 (4%) 6 (24%) 1 (4%) 5 (20%)
  8. Staff/stakeholders receive feedback about decisions with rationale for those decisions 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 10 (40%) 5 (20%) 6 (24%)
  9. Staff/stakeholders are informed of how the available evidence informed decisions 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 4 (16%) 8 (32%) 5 (20%) 6 (24%)
  1. *Results correspond to the number and percent of organizations included in the study selecting each response option