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Table 4 List of eliminated competencies for knowledge users and researchers to engage in IKT after 3 survey rounds

From: Identifying competencies for integrated knowledge translation: a Delphi study

  Competency ROUND 1 ROUND 2 ROUND 3
   Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
   KU Researcher Pooled KU Researcher Pooled KU Researcher Pooled
   n = 7 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 19
(unless otherwise indicated)
n = 26 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 7
(unless otherwise indicated)
n = 15 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 22 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 5 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 13 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 18
(unless otherwise indicated)
Knowledge User
Evidence Domain
  1 Critically appraise research findings Very Important (71.4) Important
(31.6)
Important
(42.3)
Very Important (57.1) Important (6.7) Important
(22.7)
   
  2 Identify and select the most appropriate evidence for the context being considered Very Important (57.1) Very Important
(68.4)
Very Important (65.4) Very Important (85.7) Important/ Very Important (50.0)
*n = 14
Very Important
(61.9)
*n = 21
   
  3 Develop research questions for literature searches Very Important (71.4) Important (31.6) Important
(42.3)
Important (0.0) Important (7.1)
*n = 14
Important
(4.8)
*n = 21
   
  4 Create and execute an efficient search strategy within relevant electronic databases Slightly Important
(42.9)
Slightly Important
(26.3)
Slightly Important
(30.8)
Slightly Important (0.0) Slightly Important (0.0)
*n = 14
Slightly Important
(0.0)
*n = 21
   
  5 Keep up to date on relevant literature for the context being considered Important
(42.9)
Important
(47.4)
Important
(46.2)
Important (28.6) Important (28.6)
*n = 14
Important
(28.6)
*n = 21
   
  6 Explain the different types of knowledge (e.g. research, practice, theory) that contribute to decision-making Important
(42.9)
Important/ Very Important (50)
*n = 18
Important (48)
*n = 25
Important (0.0) Important (14.3)
*n = 14
Important
(9.5)
*n = 21
   
  7 Examine and interpret selected evidence from a literature search Important (42.9) Important
(47.4)
Important
(46.2)
Important (0.0) Important (7.1)
*n = 14
Important
(4.8)
*n = 21
   
  8 Use implementation resources (e.g. knowledge translation tools) to apply evidence for multiple audiences Very Important
(85.7)
Very Important
(57.9)
Very Important
(65.4)
Very Important (71.4) Very Important (64.3)
*n = 14
Very Important
(66.7)
*n = 21
   
  9 Describe the research process (e.g. research question, research ethics, different methodologies, data collection and analyses) Important
(14.3)
Important
(31.6)
Important
(26.9)
Important (14.3) Slightly Important (0.0)
*n = 13
Slightly Important
(5.0)
*n = 20
   
  10 Differentiate between evaluation, research, and quality improvement     Very Important (85.7) Slightly Important/ Important (21.4)
*n = 14
Important
(42.9)
*n = 21
Very Important
(60.0)
Important (23.1) Important
(33.3)
  11 Utilize various resources (e.g., resource librarians) for evidence-gathering activities     Important (42.9) Slightly Important (0.0)
*n = 14
Important
(14.3)
*n = 21
Important (40.0) Slightly Important (7.7) Slightly Important
(16.7)
Teamwork Domain
    1 Help others access and appraise evidence Important
(28.6)
Important
(42.1)
Important
(38.5)
Important (14.3) Slightly Important/ Important (0.0)
*n = 14
Important
(4.8)
*n = 21
   
  2 Actively seek opportunities to engage in the research process Important
(42.9)
Important
(47.4)
Important
(46.2)
Important (14.3) Slightly Important/ Important (0.0)
*n = 14
Important
(4.8)
*n = 21
   
  3 Clarify the roles of individual team members     Very Important (57.1) Important (26.7) Important
(36.4)
Very Important
(60.0)
Important (33.3)
*n = 12
Important
(41.2)
*n = 17
KT Activities Domain
  1 Utilize appropriate KT framework(s) for the context being considered Very Important
(71.4)
Important
(47.4)
Very Important
(53.8)
Very Important (71.4) Important (30.8)
*n = 13
Important
(45.0)
*n = 20
   
  2 Lead the team in synthesizing research evidence to improve healthcare services Important
(28.6)
Important
(36.8)
Important
(34.6)
Important (42.9) Slightly Important (0.0)
*n = 14
Slightly Important
(14.3)
*n = 21
   
   ROUND 1 ROUND 2 ROUND 3
   Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
Median
(% agree)
   KU Researcher Pooled KU Researcher Pooled KU Researcher Pooled
   n = 7 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 19
(unless otherwise indicated)
n = 26 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 7 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 15 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 22 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 5 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 13 (unless otherwise indicated) n = 18
(unless otherwise indicated)
Researcher
Evidence Domain
  1 Identify and set priorities regarding policy needs and research options Important (28.6) Very Important
(73.7)
Very Important
(61.5)
Very Important (71.4) Important/ Very Important (50.0)
*n = 14
Very Important
(57.1)
*n = 21
   
Teamwork Domain
  1 Understand how intellectual property considerations may impact the dissemination process     Very Important (71.4) Important (46.7) Very Important
(54.5)
Very Important
(80.0)
Very Important (61.5) Very Important
(66.7)
KT Activities Domain
  1 Articulate the difference between research and evaluation for a particular context Very Important
(71.4)
Very Important
(63.2)
Very Important
(65.4)
Very Important (71.4) Important/ Very Important (50.0)
*n = 14
Very Important
(57.1)
*n = 21
   
  2 Understand the role and practices of social media in the KT process Important
(42.9)
Very Important
(63.2)
Very Important
(57.7)
Very Important (85.7) Important (42.9)
*n = 14
Very Important
(57.1)
*n = 21
   
  1. “% Agree” refers to the percentage of participants who agreed with either “Very Important” or “Extremely Important”