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Table 4 Number of documents reporting each type of barrier per agency*

From: How was research engaged with and used in the development of 131 policy documents? Findings and measurement implications from a mixed methods study

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n (% of agency docs barrier reported for)
Time
n (% of agency docs barrier reported for)
Own skills
n (% of agency docs barrier reported for)
Lack of evidence
n (% of agency docs barrier reported for)
Poor access to literature
n (% of agency docs barrier reported for)
Other
n (% of agency docs barrier reported for)
Agency 1 (n = 24 docs) 6 (25) 12 (50) 1 (4.2) 7 (29) 1 (4.2) 3 (13)
Agency 2 (n = 21 docs) 6 (29) 6 (29) 8 (38) 3 (14) 4 (19) 3 (14)
Agency 3 (n = 22 docs) 2 (9.1) 5 (23) 3 (14) 6 (27) 9 (41) 3 (14)
Agency 4 (n = 23 docs) 3 (13) 9 (39) 5 (22) 6 (26) 7 (30) 0 (0)
Agency 5 (n = 24 docs) 7 (29) 6 (25) 2 (8.3) 5 (22) 11 (48) 0 (0)
Agency 6 (n = 17) 8 (47) 5 (29) 1 (5.9) 3 (18) 2 (12) 2 (12)
  1. *Note that the number of reported barriers exceeds the number of documents because multiple barriers (up to 3) could be recorded for individual documents