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Table 1 Barriers for Training in, and Completion of, Systematic Review of the Literature

From: Training practitioners in preparing systematic reviews: a cross-sectional survey of participants in the Australasian Cochrane Centre training program

  Agree Disagree Valid Answers*
  Number Percent Number Percent  
Factors Interfering with Systematic Review Completion      
   Lack of Time 47 80% 12 20% 59
   Lack of Financial Support 20 36% 36 64% 56
   Methodological Difficulties 13 23% 43 77% 56
   Recently Completed Training and Yet to Start Review 13 22% 45 78% 58
   Lack of Institutional Encouragement/Support 12 21% 44 79% 56
   Working on a Systematic Review Outside of Cochrane 9 16% 46 84% 55
   Difficulty Locating Trials 8 15% 47 85% 55
   Problems with Group Dynamics 6 10% 52 90% 58
   Loss of Interest 2 3% 56 97% 58
Training issues      
   Training Too Infrequent 16 25% 47 75% 63
   Training Too Inconvenient to Attend 9 13% 58 87% 67
   Training Too Far Away 7 11% 58 89% 65
   Training Assumes Too Much Prerequisite Knowledge 7 11% 59 89% 66
   Training Too Long 2 3% 65 97% 67
  1. *74 surveys analysed, with some questions not applicable or not answered.