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Table 5 Current individual research activities and provisions for research items for all participants and health sector subgroups

From: The research capacity and culture of Australian podiatrists

Activity All podiatrists Private Public community Public hospital Non-clinical   
(n = 238) (n = 131) (n = 45) (n = 28) (n = 28)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n(%) n (%) p OR, 95% CI
Not currently involved with research 143 (60) 108 (82) 20 (44) 12 (43) 4 (14) <0.001 0.33, 0.24-0.45
Collecting data eg surveys, interviews 49 (21) 8 (6) 11 (24) 10 (36) 18 (64) <0.001 2.73, 1.99-3.73
Writing a research report, presentation or paper for publication 44 (18) 9 (7) 5 (11) 8 (28) 21 (75) <0.001 3.12, 2.22-4.39
Analysing quantitative research data 28 (12) 4 (3) 2 (4) 5 (18) 16 (57) <0.001 3.57, 2.33-5.49
Writing a literature review 27 (11) 6 (5) 5 (11) 3 (11) 13 (46) <0.001 2.40, 1.67-3.45
Submitting an ethics application 27 (11) 3 (2) 3 (7) 5 (18) 16 (57) <0.001 3.76, 2.42-5.84
Writing a research protocol 23 (9) 3 (2) 1 (2) 3 (11) 16 (57) <0.001 4.28, 2.57-7.13
Applying for research funding 16 (7) 0 (0) 1 (2) 3 (11) 12 (43) <0.001 6.87, 2.99-15.75
Analysing qualitative research data 15 (6) 2 (2) 2 (4) 5 (18) 5 (18) 0.001 2.35, 1.46-3.80
Other (Including – mentoring, clinical audits, post graduate studies including research, ethics committee representative. 12 (3) 7 (5) 8 (18) 1 (4) 3 (11) 0.480 1.16, 0.77-1.75
Provisions for research        
No provisions 106 (45) 83 (63) 12 (27) 11 (39) 0 (0) <0.001 0.35, 0.25-0.50
Access to computers 101 (42) 31 (24) 28 (63) 15 (54) 27(96) <0.001 2.63, 1.94-3.57
Library access 57 (24) 5 (4) 15 (33) 16 (57) 21 (75) <0.001 3.75, 2.65-5.32
Time 41 (17) 10 (8) 9 (20) 9 (32) 13 (46) <0.001 2.09, 1.54-2.83
Access to research experts 32 (13) 2 (2) 9 (20) 8 (29) 13 (46) <0.001 2.91, 2.02-4.19
Software 30 (13) 7 (5) 4 (9) 3 (11) 16 (57) <0.001 2.66, 1.85-3.81
Research supervision 26 (11) 3 (2) 5 (11) 6 (21) 12 (43) <0.001 2.86, 1.93-4.23
Research equipment (e.g. digital recorders) 23 (10) 2 (2) 3 (7) 4 (14) 14 (50) <0.001 3.78, 2.38-6.07
Training 21 (9) 0 (0) 5 (11) 6 (21) 10 (36) <0.001 3.39, 2.12-5.40
Administrative support 20 (8) 7 (5) 3 (7) 2 (7) 8 (3) 0.003 1.79, 1.22-2.64
Research funds 15 (6) 2 (2) 2 (4) 2 (7) 9 (32) <0.001 3.05, 1.81-5.12
Other 9 (4) 5 (4) 1 (2) 0 (0) 3 (11) 0.439 1.26, 0.71-2.22
Average number of provisions per podiatrist 2.02 1.20 2.13 2.93 5.21 0.034 1.00, 0.13-1.32