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Table 2 Attitude towards research participation

From: Attitude, barriers and facilitators to practice-based research: cross-sectional survey of hospital pharmacists in Saudi Arabia

  aoverall score bPREP cNPREP z value P value
Median (IQR)d Median (IQR)d Median (IQR)d
I enjoy reading pharmacy practice research studies in the literature. 4 (3, 4) 4 (4, 5) 4 (3, 4) −2.040 0.041f
I would enjoy working on a pharmacy practice research project. 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) −0.966 0.334
I am confident in my ability to understand research and research terminology related to pharmacy practice. 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) 4 (3–5) −1.747 0.081
I am confident in my ability to design a pharmacy practice research project. 4 (3, 4) 4 (4, 5) 4 (3, 4) −3.407 0.001e
I am confident in my ability to evaluate research findings in terms of their application to pharmacy practice. 4 (3, 4) 4 (3, 4) 4 (3, 4) −2.583 0.01d
Pharmacy practice research is important in identifying and investigating problems in pharmacy. 5 (4, 5) 5 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) −0.490 0.624
Pharmacy practice research is important to pharmacy decision-making. 5 (4, 5) 5 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) −0.498 0.619
  1. aAttitude was measured on a scale of 1–5 where 1 was ‘strongly disagree’ and 5 was ‘strongly agree’
  2. b PREP Previous Research Experience Pharmacists
  3. c NPREP Non Previous Research Experience Pharmacists
  4. f P value < 0.05
  5. e P value < 0.01
  6. d IQR Inter quartile range