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Table 6 Associations between location of authoring organization and reported instrumental use of knowledge, 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 Reported instrumental use P value
[95% CI]
Donor organizations (financial authority)
 Intervention
 Location of authoring organization    
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa 0.373 [−0.119 to 0.865] 0.132
 Confounding variable
 Prior knowledge of the organization    
  Does not know the organization Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Knows the organization 1.064 [−0.906 to 2.219] 0.070
 Perceived autonomy in the profession −0.010 [−0.203 to 0.182] 0.913
 Experience in the profession 0.239 [0.040 to 0.617] 0.027
 Gender
  Male Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Female −0.582 [−1.100 to −0.641] 0.029*
 Profession
  Health professionals Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Other −0.793 [−1.632 to 0.464] 0.063
  Coordination/management of programmes −0.381 [−1.116 to 0.535] 0.298
  Research professionals −0.505 [−1.410 to 0.400] 0.264
 Level of study
  University level less than or equal to first cycle Ref. Ref. Ref.
  University level second cycle (MD) 0.150 [−0.639 to 0.940] 0.701
  University level postgraduate (PhD) −0.279 [−1.052 to 0.493] 0.466
 Region of graduation
  Europe or North America Ref. Ref. Ref.
  Africa 1.099 [0.574 to 1.624] 0.000*
  Value
R2 0.644
Adjusted R2 0.518
Regional offices of international organization (moral authority)
 Intervention
 Location of authoring organization    
 Europe or North America    
  Africa 0.458 [−0.074 to 0.990] 0.089
 Confounding variable
 Prior knowledge of the organization    
  Does not know the organization    
  Knows the organization 0.225 [−0.464 to 0.915] 0.510
 Perceived autonomy in the profession −0.010 [−0.227 to 0.208] 0.928
 Experience in the profession −0.368 [−0.638 to −0.098] 0.009*
 Gender
  Male    
  Female −0.470 [−0.952 to 0.011] 0.055
 Profession
  Health professionals    
  Other −0.248 [−1.214 to 0.718] 0.605
  Coordination/management of programmes −0.856 [−1.643 to −0.068] 0.034*
  Research professionals −0.962 [−1.762 to −1.162] 0.020*
 Level of study
  University level less than or equal to first cycle    
  University level second cycle (MD) −0.357 [−1.075 to 0.296] 0.256
  University level postgraduate (PhD) −0.449 [−1.123 to 0.225] 0.184
 Region of graduation
  Europe or North America    
  Africa 0.357 [−0.230 to 0.944] 0.225
  Value
R2 0.549
Adjusted R2 0.394
Universities (scientific authority)
 Intervention
 Location of authoring organization    
  Europe or North America    
  Africa −0.670 [−1.265 to −0.748] 0.028*
 Confounding variable
 Prior knowledge of the organization
  Does not know the organization    
  Knows the organization 0.038 [−0.601 to 0.677] 0.906
 Perceived autonomy in the profession 0.183 [−0.068 to 0.435] 0.148
 Experience in the profession −0.057 [−0.325 to 0.211] 0.669
 Gender
  Male    
  Female −0.185 [−0.905 to 0.536] 0.608
 Profession
  Health professionals    
  Other −0.325 [−1.360 to 0.710] 0.530
  Coordination/management of programmes −0.538 [−1.493 to 0.417] 0.262
  Research professionals −0.514 [−1.441 to 0.412] 0.269
 Level of study
  University level less than or equal to first cycle    
  University level second cycle (MD) −0.299 [−1.403 to 0.804] 0.587
  University level postgraduate (PhD) −0.316 [−1.453 to 0.820] 0.577
 Region of graduation
  Europe or North America    
  Africa 0.530 [−0.270 to 1.330] 0.188
  Value
R2 0.313
Adjusted R2 0.129