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Table 3 Barriers experienced in the partnership – knowledge-user responses

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

Knowledge-userNot at allA littleSomewhatA lotA significant amountTotal
Adequate resources (money and personnel)a21 (31.3%)16 (23.9%)18 (48.6%)5 (13.5%)7 (18.9%)67
Concerns about the quality of the research52 (78.8%)6 (9.1%)6 (9.1%)2 (3%)066
Compatibility of problem-solving styles amongst team members41 (62.1%)18 (27.3%)4 (7.1%)2 (3.6%)1 (1.5%)66
Level of trust amongst team members49 (74.2%)7 (10.6%)4 (6.1%)4 (6.1%)2 (3%)66
Amount of turnover amongst team members54 (81.8%)8 (12.1%)4 (6.1%)0066
Power/status imbalances amongst team members51 (77.3%)8 (12.1%)4 (6.1%)03 (4.5%)66
Knowledge/skill imbalances amongst team members43 (66.2%)14 (21.5%)7 (10.8%)1 (1.5%)065
Competing agendas amongst team members40 (62.5%)14 (21.9%)7 (10.9%)3 (4.7%)064
Differences in availability/contribution amongst team membersa29 (44.6%)25 (38.5%)6 (10.9%)2 (3.1%)3 (4.6%)65
Lack of financial or professional incentives for conducting this type of research for the researcher(s) on the team44 (67.7%)16 (29.1%)3 (4.6%)1 (1.5%)1 (1.5%)65
Lack of financial or professional incentives for conducting this type of research for the knowledge-user(s) on the team38 (58.5%)19 (29.2%)7 (10.8%)1 (1.5%)065
  1. aIndicates where more than 50% of the group responded to have at least ‘a little’ impact to barriers