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Table 3 Intervention effects on CCG capacity to acquire, assess, adapt and apply research evidence to support decision-making

From: Does access to a demand-led evidence briefing service improve uptake and use of research evidence by health service commissioners? A controlled before and after study

Domain Intervention received
  A (n = 39) B (n = 53) C (n = 38)
  Baseline Follow-up Baseline Follow-up Baseline Follow-up
  Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI
Total 3.24 3.07–3.41 3.32 3.12–3.51 3.14 2.99–3.28 3.31 3.14–3.48 3.26 3.08–3.43 3.42 3.22–3.62
Acquire (staff) 2.95 2.70–3.18 2.91 2.58–3.22 2.84 2.64–3.05 3.02 2.75–3.29 3.29 2.94–3.43 3.03 2.71–3.35
Acquire (sources) 3.21 2.97–3.44 3.36 3.13–3.56 3.13 2.93–3.33 3.35 3.15–3.55 3.15 2.91–3.39 3.34 3.11–3.58
Assess evidence (staff) 3.04 2.8–3.29 3.34 3.09–3.58 3.28 3.07–3.49 3.42 3.22–3.62 3.36 3.12–3.61 3.27 3.03–3.51
Assess evidence (external expertise) 3.41 3.16–3.64 3.57 3.46–3.79 3.28 2.53–2.99 3.41 3.22–3.60 3.15 2.90–3.39 3.51 3.29–3.74
Adapt 3.09 2.82–3.36 3.29 3.04–3.54 2.76 2.53–2.99 3.12 2.91–3.34 3.10 2.83–3.37 3.24 2.98–3.49
Apply (leadership) 3.45 3.25–3.66 3.31 2.93–3.70 3.22 3.05–3.70 3.16 2.83–3.49 3.37 3.16–3.58 3.62 3.23–4.01
Apply (decision-making) 3.53 3.33–3.72 3.46 3.16–3.77 3.44 3.28–3.62 3.43 3.17–3.69 3.43 3.23–3.63 3.72 3.40–4.02