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Table 7 Individual (self) research barriersnumbers and % (n (%))

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

Research barriers 2011 Surveyn (%) = 34 (100) 2012 Survey n (%) = 32 (100) pValue
1 Other work roles takes priority 29 (85.3) 20 (62.5) 0.034
2 Lack of time for research 27 (79.4) 23 (71.9) 0.475
3 Lack of suitable backfill 19 (55.9) 14 (43.8) 0.325
4 Lack of skills in research 18 (52.9) 9 (28.1) 0.040
5 Isolation 16 (47.1) 8 (25.0) 0.063
6 Lack of administrative support 15 (44.1) 11 (34.4) 0.418
7 Lack of funds for research 14 (41.2) 10 (31.3) 0.402
8 Desire for work/life balance 12 (35.3) 10 (31.3) 0.728
9 Lack of access to equipment for research 11 (32.4) 7 (21.9) 0.339
10 Lack of software for research 10 (29.4) 6 (18.8) 0.312
11 Intimidated by research language 10 (29.4) 8 (25.0) 0.688
12 Lack of a coordinated approach to research 9 (26.5) 5 (15.6) 0.281
13 Other personal commitments 9 (26.5) 7 (21.9) 0.663
14 Lack of support from management 7 (20.6) 7 (21.9) 0.898
15 Intimidated by fear of getting it wrong 5 (14.7) 6 (18.8) 0.660
16 Lack of library/internet access 3 (8.8) 2 (6.2) NA
17 No interest in research 1 (2.9) 2 (6.2) NA
18 No barriers 1 (2.9) 1 (3.1) NA
  1. NA = Not applicable to test as the assumption of Chi-Squared test is violated as the 2 cells had expected counts of < 5.