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Table 5 Usefulness of the policy dialogue in addressing issues highlighted in the policy brief

From: Assessing the usefulness of policy brief and policy dialogue as knowledge translation tools towards contextualizing the accountability framework for routine immunization at a subnational level in Nigeria

No. Parameters assessed MNR MDR R
1. The policy dialogue discussed a high-priority policy issue. How helpful did you find this approach? 6.80 7.00 5–7
2. The policy dialogue provided an opportunity to discuss different features of the problem, including how it affects infants and under-5-year age groups. How helpful did you find this approach? 6.83 7.00 5–7
3. The policy dialogue provided an opportunity to discuss at least three options for addressing the problem. How helpful did you find this approach? 6.77 7.00 6–7
4. The policy dialogue provided an opportunity to discuss key implementation considerations. How helpful did you find this approach? 6.73 7.00 5–7
5. The policy dialogue provided an opportunity to discuss who might do what differently. How helpful did you find this approach? 6.63 7.00 5–7
6. The policy dialogue was informed by a pre-circulated policy brief. How helpful did you find this approach? 6.73 7.00 5–7
7. The policy dialogue was informed by discussion about the full range of factors that can inform how to approach a problem, possible options for addressing it and key implementation considerations. How helpful did you find this approach? 6.70 7.00 5–7
8. The policy dialogue brought together many parties who could be involved in or affected by future decisions related to the issue. How helpful did you find this? 6.73 7.00 5–7
9. The policy dialogue aimed for fair representation among policy-makers, stakeholders and researchers. How helpful did you find this approach? 6.70 7.00 5–7
10. The policy dialogue engaged a facilitator to assist with the deliberations. How helpful did you find this approach? 6.66 7.00 5–7
11. The policy dialogue allowed for frank, off-the-record deliberations by following the Chatham House rule: “Participants are free to use the information received during the meeting, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant may be revealed. How helpful did you find this approach? 6.60 7.00 5–7
12. The policy dialogue did not aim for consensus. How helpful did you find this approach? 6.10 7.00 3–7
13. The purpose of the policy dialogue was to support a full discussion of relevant considerations (including research evidence) about a high-priority policy issue in order to inform action. How well did the policy dialogue achieve this purpose? 6.67 7.00 5–7