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Table 2 Barriers experienced in the partnership – researcher responses

From: Collaborative health research partnerships: a survey of researcher and knowledge-user attitudes and perceptions

ResearcherNot at allA littleSomewhatA lotA significant amountTotal
Adequate resources (money and personnel)a20 (15.3%)20 (15.3%)33 (25.2%)31 (23.7%)27 (20.6%)131
Concerns about the quality of the researcha64 (49.6%)18 (14%)23 (17.8%)12 (9.3%)12 (9.3%)129
Compatibility of problem-solving styles amongst team membersa61 (46.6%)28 (21.4%)23 (17.6%)16 (12.2%)3 (2.3%)131
Level of trust amongst team members72 (55.4%)18 (13.8%)16 (12.3%)15 (11.5%)9 (6.9%)130
Amount of turnover amongst team membersa65 (49.2%)20 (15.2%)30 (22.7%)6 (4.5%)11 (8.3%)132
Power/status imbalances amongst team members88 (68.2%)23 (17.8%)14 (10.9%)3 (2.3%)1 (0.8%)129
Knowledge/skill imbalances amongst team members78 (59.5%)29 (22.1%)16 (12.2%)5 (3.8%)3 (2.3%)131
Competing agendas amongst team membersa57 (43.8%)34 (26.2%)20 (15.4%)16 (12.3%)3 (2.3%)130
Differences in availability/contribution amongst team membersa35 (26.7%)41 (31.3%)35 (26.7%)15 (11.5%)5 (3.8%)131
Lack of financial or professional incentives for conducting this type of research for the researcher(s) on the team81 (62.3%)20 (15.4%)22 (16.9%)5 (3.8%)2 (1.5%)130
Lack of financial or professional incentives for conducting this type of research for the knowledge-user(s) on the teama52 (40.6%)36 (28.1%)23 (18%)15 (11.7%)2 (1.6%)128
  1. aIndicates where more than 50% of the group responded to have at least ‘a little’ impact to barriers