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Table 3 Perceived importance of research in pharmacy practice

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
Research should be a high priority for pharmacist. 4 (3, 4) 4 (3, 4) 4 (3, 4) −0.119 0.905
It is important to be kept informed about research findings. 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) −0.389 0.697
My daily practice is influenced by evidence based medicine. 4 (3, 4) 4 (3–5) 4 (3, 4) −0.861 0.389
Research findings are irrelevant to me as a practicing pharmacist. 2 (1–3) 2 (2, 3) 2 (1–3) −0.217 0.828
Research is important to improve patient care. 5 (4, 5) 5 (4, 5) 5 (4, 5) −0.692 0.489
Research is important for my recognition. 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) −0.091 0.927
Research is important for my self-satisfaction. 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) −0.465 0.642
  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. d IQR Inter quartile range