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Table 2 Overview of the results: system levels, categories and explanation of the categories

From: What supports physiotherapists’ use of research in clinical practice? A qualitative study in Sweden

System level Categories Explanation
Individual level Attitudes and motivation concerning research use Positive attitudes and motivation to use research in clinical practice are supportive to research use
  Research-related knowledge and skills Knowledge and skills for tasks such as appraising research studies and assessing the strength of evidence are supportive to research use
Workplace level Leadership support Formal and informal leadership support and directives on a research-informed clinical practice are supportive to research use
  Organizational culture An organizational culture that fosters learning and competence development is supportive to research use
  Research-related resources Availability of various resources, such as access to research, time, and financial and personnel resources, is supportive to research use
  Knowledge exchange Knowledge exchange with other clinicians and patients is supportive to research use
Extra-organizational level EBP guidelines Availability of various guidelines to assist decisions about appropriate treatment is supportive to research use
  Involvement in external meetings, networks, and conferences Discussion and interaction with external physiotherapists on research matters are supportive to research use
  Involvement in academic research and education Interaction and engagement with research and teaching activities are supportive to research use