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Table 3 Team research skill ratingsmedians and interquartile range (M (IQR))

From: Research capacity and culture in podiatry: early observations within Queensland Health

  2011 Survey 2012 Survey  
Team research skill statement n M (IQR) n Median (IQR) pValue
1 has adequate resources to support staff research training 27 3 (2 – 5) 32 6 (3.25 – 7.75) <0.001
2 has funds, equipment or admin to support research activities 27 3 (2 – 5) 27 5 (2 – 6) 0.029
3 does team level planning for research development 29 3 (1.5 – 6) 29 4 (2 – 6.5) 0.178
4 insures staff involvement in developing that plan 29 3 (2 – 6) 29 4 (2.5 – 8) 0.067
5 has team leaders that support research 33 7 (3.5 – 8) 32 7 (5 – 9) 0.264
6 provides opportunities to get involved in research 30 5 (1 – 7) 30 5 (3.75 – 8) 0.151
7 does planning that is guided by evidence 32 7 (3.5 – 9) 30 7 (5 – 9) 0.932
8 has consumer involvement in research activities/planning 23 3 (1 – 5) 28 4 (3 – 5.75) 0.093
9 has applied for external funding for research 20 2 (1 – 5) 26 3 (1 – 8.25) 0.261
10 has easy access to literature searching and article retrieval 34 8 (4.75 – 9) 32 8 (5.25 – 9) 0.672
11 conducts research activities relevant to practice 31 6 (3 – 8) 31 7 (3 – 9) 0.382
12 support applications for research scholarships/degrees 30 7 (2.75 – 9) 31 7 (5 – 9) 0.323
13 has mechanisms to monitor research quality 17 3 (1 – 5.5) 26 5 (2.75 – 9) 0.033
14 has identified experts accessible for research advice 26 6.5 (2.75 – 8) 30 8.5 (4.75 – 9) 0.035
15 disseminates research results at research forums/seminars 28 5.5 (2 – 8) 30 4.5 (3 – 9) 0.919
16 supports a multi-disciplinary approach to research 27 7 (4 – 8) 30 7 (4 – 9) 0.955
17 has incentives and support for mentoring activities 27 6 (3 – 7) 30 7 (3 – 9) 0.204
18 has external partners (e.g., universities) engaged in research 24 4.5 (2 – 7.75) 26 5.5 (2.75 – 9) 0.384
19 has software available to support research activities 19 4 (1 – 5) 23 4 (2 – 7) 0.275
20 supports peer reviewed publication of research -- -- 29 7 (4 – 9) --
  1. Note: Missing data and unsure responses have been removed from above sample.