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Table 3 Associations between type of authority and location of the authoring organization, and perceived quality of knowledge

From: When the messenger is more important than the message: an experimental study of evidence use in francophone AfricaQuand le messager est plus important que le message: étude expérimentale en Afrique francophone sur l’utilisation des connaissances

  β Perceived quality P value
[95% CI]
Intervention
 Type of authority of authoring organization
  Donor organization (financial authority) Ref. Ref. Ref.
  International organization (moral authority) −0.227 [−0.612; 0.158] 0.248
  University (scientific authority) −0.073 [−0.448; 0.303] 0.704
 Location of authoring organization
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa −0.508 [−0.246; 0.348] 0.738
Confounding variable
 Prior knowledge of the organization
  Does not know the organization Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Knows the organization 0.213 [−0.179; 0.605] 0.287
 Experience in the profession −0.092 [−0.238; 0.055] 0.221
 Gender
  Male Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Female −0.120 [−0.443; 0.203] 0.468
 Profession
  Health professionals Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Other −0.165 [−0.695; 0.366] 0.542
  Coordination/management of programmes −0.262 [−0.742; 0.217] 0.284
  Research professionals −0.328 [−0.822; 0.167] 0.194
 Level of study
  University level less than or equal to first cycle Ref. Ref. Ref.
  University level second cycle (MD) 0.073 −0.390 0.536 0.757
  University level postgraduate (PhD) −0.339 −0.809 0.130 0.157
 Region of graduation
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa 0.423 [0.082; 0.764] 0.015*
  Value
R2 0.155
Adjusted R2 0.077