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Table 2 Frequency of using children’s mental health research in policy decision-making, State Agency Officials, Winter 2019-2020, N = 224

From: Determinants of using children’s mental health research in policymaking: variation by type of research use and phase of policy process

  N Mean SD %a
Overall frequency of children’s MH research use (range = 12-60) 171 44.26 8.23  
Composite frequency of different types of research use
 Conceptual 178 12.11 2.32  
 Instrumental 181 12.01 2.26  
 Tactical 184 12.07 2.40  
 Imposed 176 8.02 3.57  
Composite frequency of research use during different phases of the policy process
 Agenda 181 14.84 2.86  
 Development 178 14.70 3.17  
 Implementation 182 14.49 3.34  
Frequency of different types of child MH research use across phases of the policy process
 Conceptual, agenda 191 4.03 0.91 75.4
 Conceptual, development 187 4.01 0.98 74.9
 Conceptual, implementation 192 3.94 0.98 74.5
 Instrumental, agenda 191 4.04 0.88 74.9
 Instrumental, development 188 3.96 0.89 76.6
 Instrumental, implementation 192 3.93 0.93 74.5
 Tactical, agenda 193 4.10 0.84 76.7
 Tactical, development 190 3.99 0.98 73.2
 Tactical, implementation 193 3.92 1.01 69.9
 Imposed, agenda 186 2.66 1.25 24.7
 Imposed, development 179 2.67 1.23 25.7
 Imposed, implementation 183 2.70 1.27 26.2
  1. MH mental health
  2. aFrequency of research use variables dichotomized as 4-5 of 5-point scale