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Table 5 Intervention impact on perceptions of intergroup contact between CCGs and researchers

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

Perceived intergroup contact 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
Amount of contact 1.76 1.2–2.36 2.11 1.82–2.42 1.17 0.65–1.69 1.72 1.45–2.01 1.16 0.70–1.62 1.92 1.67–2.17
Quality of contact 4.60 3.09–6.11 5.66 5.21–6.11 3.19 1.68–4.67 5.96 5.51–6.41 2.89 1.62–4.13 5.61 5.23–5.99
Institutional (CCG) support for contact 4.60 3.45–5.67 5.12 4.48–5.75 2.68 1.63–3.74 4.61 4.01–5.20 2.56 1.63–3.50 4.79 4.26–5.32
Equal status during contact 4.74 3.56–5.96 4.97 4.57–5.30 3.03 1.92–4.13 4.11 3.73–4.48 2.77 1.78–3.75 4.46 4.12–4.79
Common in-group identity 3.88 2.83–4.92 4.44 4.06–4.81 2.68 1.70–3.66 4.34 3.99–4.69 2.60 1.73–3.47 4.54 4.22–4.85