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Table 3 Research knowledge, stakeholder knowledge and target group knowledge in the two municipalities at pre-intervention, post-intervention and 12-month follow-up; numbers of respondents and means of the responses (scale 1–5 (1: to a very low degree; 2: to a low degree; 3: neither to a low nor high degree; 4: to a high degree; 5: to a very high degree) and a ‘do not know’ option (counted as missing)

From: Contextually tailored interventions can increase evidence-informed policy-making on health-enhancing physical activity: the experiences of two Danish municipalities

  Kolding Varde
Item Pre Post 12 m follow-up Pre Post 12 m follow-up
Research knowledge n Mean n Mean n Mean n Mean n Mean n Mean
Search for knowledge from research 19 3.6 (A) 10 3.2 (A) 11 3.3 (A) 8 3.6 (B) 7 4.0 (B) 7 4.1 (B)
Translation to local needs 19 3.5 (C) 9 3.6 (C) 11 3.6 (C) 10 3.5 (D) 8 3.8 (D) 6 4.2 (D)
Political request for use 18 1.9 (E) 10 2,6 (E) 11 2.5 (E) 6 3.7 (F) 7 3.7 (F) 6 4.7 (F)
Organisational procedures 19 2.2 (G) 10 2.6 (G) 10 2.6 (G) 9 2.6 (H) 7 2.7 (H) 6 2.8 (H)
Influence on final decisions 17 2.9 (I) 10 2.8 (I) 11 2.5 (I) 8 3.3 (J) 8 3.5 (J) 5 3.8 (J)
Stakeholder knowledge
Collection of knowledge from internal stakeholders 19 3.5 (K) 9 3.6 (K) 11 4.0 (K) 10 4.0 (L) 8 3.5 (L) 5 4.4 (L)
Collection of knowledge from external stakeholders 19 3.5 (M) 9 3.8 (M) 11 3.9 (M) 10 3.8 (N) 8 3.3 (N) 5 4.0 (N)
Internal stakeholder knowledge influence on final decisions 19 3.0 (O) 9 3.6 (O) 10 3.5 (O) 10 3.8 (P) 8 4.0 (P) 5 4.0 (P)
External stakeholder knowledge influence on final decisions 19 3.3 (Q) 9 3.6 (Q) 10 3.3 (Q) 10 2.9 (R) 8 3.5 (R) 5 4.0 (R)
Organisational procedures 17 2.9 (S) 9 3.2 (S) 11 3.6 (S) 8 3.5 (T) 7 2.7 (T) 5 3.0 (T)
Target group Knowledge
Access to knowledge of characteristics of target group 18 3.3 (U) 9 3.2 (U) 11 3.6 (U) 9 3.8 (V) 7 4.0 (V) 4 4.0 (V)
Target group characteristics influence on final decisions 18 3.3 (W) 9 3.7 (W) 11 3.9 (W) 9 3.8 (X) 8 3.9 (X) 4 4.0 (X)
Access to knowledge of needs and values of target group 19 2.9 (Y) 8 3.4 (Y) 11 3.5 (Y) 9 3.8 (Z) 8 3.6 (Z) 6 3.7 (Z)
Organisational procedures 17 2.2 (A1) 9 2.9 (A1) 11 3.4 (A1) 9 3.2 (B1) 7 2.7 (B1) 6 3.2 (B1)
Influence on final decisions 19 3.4 (C1) 9 3.4 (C1) 11 3.8 (C1) 9 3.7 (D1) 6 4.0 (D1) 5 4.2 (D1)
  1. Letters in brackets are used to refer to the supplementary text in the results section