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Table 4 Associations between authoring organization and reported instrumental use 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 Reported instrumental use P value
[95% CI]
Intervention
 Type of authority of authoring organization
  Donor organization (financial authority) Ref. Ref. Ref.
  International organization (moral authority) 0.161 [−0.234; 0.557] 0.420
  University (scientific authority) −0.128 [−0.514; 0.259] 0.514
 Location of authoring organization
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa −0.083 [−0.390; 0.224] 0.593
Confounding variable
 Prior knowledge of the organization    
  Does not know the organization Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Knows the organization 0.145 [−0.268; 0.558] 0.489
 Perceived autonomy in the profession 0.751 [−0.051; 0.202] 0.242
 Experience in the profession 0.166 [−0.133; 0.166] 0.827
 Gender
  Male Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Female −0.322 [−0.650; 0.005] 0.053
 Profession
  Health professionals Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Other −0.463 [−1.009; 0.823] 0.095
  Coordination/management of programmes −0.496 [−0.992; −0.001] 0.050*
  Research professionals −0.542 [−1.057; −0.281] 0.039*
 Level of study
  University level less than or equal to first cycle Ref. Ref. Ref.
  University level second cycle (MD) −0.205 [−0.682; 0.271] 0.395
  University level postgraduate (PhD) −0.542 [−1.025; −0.584] 0.028*
 Region of graduation
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa 0.739 [0.389; 1.089] 0.000*
  Value
R2 0.323
Adjusted R2 0.253