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Table 5 Associations between location of authoring organization and perceived quality, stratified by sector of authoring organization

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]
Donor organizations (financial authority)
 Intervention
 Location of authoring organization    
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa 0.510 [0.061 to 0.960] 0.027*
 Confounding variable
 Prior knowledge of the organization    
  Does not know the organization Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Knows the organization 0.413 [−0.473 to 1.300] 0.350
 Experience in the profession 0.084 [−0.180 to 0.348] 0.520
 Gender
  Male Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Female −0.171 [−0.658 to 0.317] 0.482
 Profession
  Health professionals Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Other −0.523 [−1.256 to 0.211] 0.157
  Coordination/management of programmes −0.209 [−0.871 to 0.454] 0.454
  Research professionals −0.591 [−1.441 to 0.260] 0.260
 Level of study
  University level less than or equal to first cycle Ref. Ref. Ref.
  University level second cycle (MD) 0.505 [−0.231 to 1.241] 0.172
  University level postgraduate (PhD) 0.582 [−0.148 to 1.312] 0.114
 Region of graduation
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa 0.377 [−0.130 to 0.883] 0.140
  Value
R2 0.337
Adjusted R2 0.141
Regional offices of international organization (moral authority)
 Intervention
 Location of authoring organization    
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa 0.581 [−0.093 to 1.256] 0.089
 Confounding variable
 Prior knowledge of the organization    
  Does not know the organization Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Knows the organization 0.123 [−0.763 to 1.008] 0.780
 Experience in the profession −0.361 [−0.714 to −0.009] 0.045*
 Gender
  Male Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Female −0.655 [−1.287 to −0.024] 0.042*
 Profession
  Health professionals Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Other 0.207 [−1.062 to 1.477] 0.742
  Coordination/management of programmes −0.590 [−1.612 to 0.442] 0.255
  Research professionals −0.694 [−1.718 to 0.330] 0.177
 Level of study
  University level less than or equal to first cycle Ref. Ref. Ref.
  University level second cycle (MD) 0.247 [−0.641 to 1.135] 0.576
  University level postgraduate (PhD) −0.590 [−1.454 to 0.274] 0.174
 Region of graduation
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa 0.655 [−0.982 to 1.409] 0.086
  Value
R2 0.506
Adjusted R2 0.361
Universities (scientific authority)
 Intervention
 Location of authoring organization    
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa −0.886 [−1.361 to −0.412] 0001*
 Confounding variable
 Prior knowledge of the organization    
  Does not know the organization Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Knows the organization 0.210 [−0.280 to 0.700] 0.393
 Experience in the profession −0.124 [−0.334 to 0.086] 0.239
 Gender
  Male Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Female −0.056 [−0.629 to 0.516] 0.843
 Profession
  Health professionals Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Other −0.505 [−1.327 to 0.317] 0.222
  Coordination/management of programmes −0.289 [−1.045 to 0.467] 0.446
  Research professionals −0.287 [−1.101 to 0.438] 0.429
 Level of study
  University level less than or equal to first cycle Ref. Ref. Ref.
  University level second cycle (MD) −0.450 [−1.323 to 0.425] 0.305
  University level postgraduate (PhD) −0.910 [−1.811 to −0.010] 0.048*
 Region of graduation
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa −0.039 [−0.639 to 0.560] 0.896
  Value
R2 0.375
Adjusted R2 0.230