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Table 5 Motivators 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
Improve the pharmacy profession. 5 (4, 5) 5 (4, 5) 5 (4, 5) −0.677 0.498
Provide opportunity to learn more about disease management. 5 (4, 5) 4.5 (4, 5) 5 (4, 5) −0.185 0.853
Provide enhanced services to patients improve patient care. 5 (4, 5) 5 (4, 5) 5 (4, 5) −0.242 0.809
Provide financial reward. 4 (3, 4) 5 (4, 5) 4 (3, 4) −0.242 0.667
Interest in clinical research. 4 (4, 5) 4 (3, 4) 4 (4, 5) −0.430 0.812
Encouragement from a colleague. 3 (3, 4) 4 (4, 5) 3 (3, 4) −0.238 0.435
Provide me with Continuing Medical education hours. 4 (3, 4) 4 (3, 4) 4 (3, 4) −0.780 0.887
Provide me with personal satisfaction. 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) −0.143 0.560
Availability of replacement for my research time. 4 (3, 4) 4 (3, 4) 4 (3, 4) −0.582 0.701
To support research. 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) 4 (4, 5) −0.384 0.81
  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