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Table 4 Organisation research skill ratingsmedians and interquartile range (M (IQR))

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

  2011 Survey 2012 Survey  
Organisation research skill statement n M (IQR) n M (IQR) pValue
1 has adequate resources to support staff research training 33 6 (3 – 7.5) 32 7 (5.25 – 8.75) 0.047
2 has funds, equipment or admin to support research activities 32 4 (3 – 6) 30 6.5 (4 – 7.25) 0.007
3 has a plan or policy for research development 33 6 (3 – 7.5) 27 7 (6 – 8) 0.079
4 has easy access to literature searching and article retrieval 37 8 (6.5 – 9) 33 8 (6 – 9) 0.986
5 has senior managers that support research 36 8 (5 – 9) 30 7 (6 – 9) 0.845
6 ensures staff career pathways are available in research 36 6.5 (4 – 8) 29 6 (4.5 – 8) 0.889
7 ensures organisation planning is guided by evidence 35 7 (5 – 9) 33 7 (5.5 – 9) 0.550
8 has consumers involved in research 26 5 (3 – 6.25) 28 6.5 (4 – 8) 0.057
9 accesses external funding for research 25 6 (3 – 8) 28 7.5 (5 – 8) 0.098
10 promotes clinical practice based on evidence 37 8 (7 – 9.5) 32 9 (8 – 9) 0.600
11 encourages research activities relevant to practice 31 8 (4 – 9) 31 8 (7 – 8) 0.570
12 has software programs for analysing research data 19 5 (1 – 8) 21 7 (3.5 – 8.5) 0.093
13 has mechanisms to monitor research quality 15 4 (2 – 8) 26 7 (4.27 – 9) 0.022
14 has identified experts accessible for research advices 28 7 (5 – 8) 30 8 (7 – 9.25) 0.041
15 supports a multi-disciplinary approach to research 33 7 (5 – 9) 27 8 (6 – 9) 0.119
16 has regular forums/bulletins to present research 31 6 (4 – 8) 29 7 (5 – 8) 0.478
17 engages external partners (e.g., universities) in research 28 6.5 (5 – 8) 30 8.5 (7 – 9) 0.004
18 supports the peer-reviewed publication of research 27 7 (4 – 9) 28 8 (7 – 9) 0.085
19 requires ethics approval for research activities 31 9 (7 – 10) 29 10 (8 – 10) 0.272
20 supports applications for research scholarships/degrees -- -- 28 8 (7 – 9) --
  1. Note: Missing data and unsure responses have been removed from above sample.