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Table 4 Delphi study with KT experts: results of round 3

From: Improving KT tools and products: development and evaluation of a framework for creating optimized, Knowledge-activated Tools (KaT)

KaT Framework DomainDomain factorMean (SD)MedianIQRPercent agreement to include
EXPLOREEXPLORE is an appropriate label6.6 (0.50)7.01100%
Central component of the KaT framework (DEVELOP, DISSEMINATE, IMPLEMENT)The new placement of the 3 domains makes sense (i.e. DISSEMINATE and IMPLEMENT on either side of the core, and DEVELOP placed below)5.4 (1.5)6.0280%
I like the brief definition provided for DISSEMINATE (i.e. share knowledge) and IMPLEMENT (i.e. apply knowledge)6.6 (0.58)7.01100%
IMPACT DRIVERSI like the new visual representation of the IMPACT DRIVERS (i.e. their font colours match their respective domain colour)5.9 (0.99)6.0185%
The placement of the IMPACT DRIVERS (i.e. they are repeated at each of the three domain sectors) clearly illustrates the idea that they should be considered regardless of whether the goal is to DEVELOP, DISSEMINATE and/or IMPLEMENT a KT tool5.9 (1.2)6.0188%
I like the new placement of EVALUATION to convey the idea that it applies to all domains and impact drivers6.1 (0.77)6.0196%
COREThe placement of the CORE clearly illustrates that the KT tool is the ultimate goal and end product resulting from using the framework6.1 (0.91)6.0196%
OVERALL KaT frameworkThe overall framework is clear (i.e. easy to understand or interpret)5.9 (0.95)6.0192%
The organization of the framework makes sense5.9 (0.99)6.0292%
The framework is comprehensive—it covers the important areas that need to be considered in the creation and uptake of KT tools and products (i.e. EXPLORE, DEVELOP, DISSEMINATE, IMPLEMENT, IMPACT DRIVERS, EVALUATE, ACTION PLAN)6.2 (0.97)6.0192%
Perceived usefulness of the KaT framework to knowledge usersI like the idea of an online, interactive platform that can be used by a wide range of knowledge users to create KT tools and products6.4 (0.70)6.51100%
There is potential that researchers will find the online, interactive KaT platform useful in creating KT tools and products6.4 (0.80)6.5196%
There is potential that health care providers will find the online, interactive KaT platform useful in creating KT tools and products5.7 (1.0)6.0292%
There is potential that policy-makers will find the online, interactive KaT platform useful in creating KT tools and products5.6 (1.2)6.0188%
  1. SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range
  2. IQR 0 = high consensus, IQR 1 = good consensus, IQR 2 = poor consensus
  3. ‡Percent agreement to include item = score of ≥ 5 out of 7 by ≥ 80% of panel (consensus) or < 5 out of 7 by < 80% of panel (non-consensus)