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Table 6 Factors that influenced MM KB roles, activities, and impacts

From: The roles, activities and impacts of middle managers who function as knowledge brokers to improve care delivery and outcomes in healthcare organizations: a critical interpretive synthesis

Level Factors Studies n (%)
Enablers, organizational Senior management support [16, 17, 19, 44, 45, 52, 63, 66,67,68,69,70] 12 (32.0)
Availability of resources (budget, staff) [16, 17, 19, 39, 51, 60, 67, 68] 8 (21.1)
Engaged team [17, 19, 40, 67, 70] 5 (13.2)
Alignment with strategy [57, 60, 66, 67] 4 (10.5)
Enablers, individual Training and mentorship [16, 17, 19, 41, 42, 48, 54, 68] 8 (21.1)
Personal attributes [39,40,41,42,43,44,45] 7 (18.4)
Experience in the MM role [39, 42, 44, 47, 52, 57, 68] 7 (18.4)
Barriers, organizational Lack of senior management support [17, 19, 52, 63, 67, 70, 71] 7 (18.4)
Lack of resources (budget, staff) [39, 42, 44, 47, 52, 55, 57, 64, 68,69,70,71] 12 (32.0)
Staff resistance [39, 42, 52, 54, 57, 63, 64, 67] 8 (21.1)
Lack of time [17, 19, 39, 42, 44, 47, 52, 55, 57, 64, 68, 71] 12 (32.0)
Barriers, individual Lack of training [17, 39, 41, 42, 55, 57, 69, 71] 8 (21.1)
Dissatisfaction with work-life balance [42, 44, 51, 52, 57, 61, 64, 71] 8 (21.1)
Caught in the middle [39, 52, 55, 56, 63, 65] 6 (15.8)
Professional boundaries [42, 55, 57] 3 (7.9)