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Table 3 Overview of themes and areas

From: Involvement of professionals in research: knowledge integration, development of practice, and challenges: a group concept mapping study

Theme Conceptual areas
Challenges for professionals Challenges for professionals in relation to practice
Challenges for professionals in relation to research
Prerequisites and professionals’ learning can contribute to development of practice Prerequisites affecting professionals’ involvement in research
Professionals’ involvement increases their interest and engagement in R&D
Professionals contribute with their knowledge
Integrated knowledge benefits older people Bridging the gap between practice and research
Applicable research that benefits practice
Research that benefits older people