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Table 5 Characteristics of knowledge user survey respondents (n = 201)

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

CharacteristicN (%)
Gender
 Women132 (65.7)
 Men66 (32.8)
 Prefer not to answer3 (1.5)
Age range (years)
 25–3422 (10.9)
 35–4450 (24.9)
 45–5463 (31.3)
 55–6446 (22.9)
 65–7419 (9.5)
 75–841 (0.5)
Primary role*
 Researcher or scientist119 (59)
 Clinician scientist40 (20)
 Decision-maker (managers, directors, clinicians, funders, policy-makers)26 (13)
 Knowledge user10 (5)
 Graduate student4 (2)
 Other2 (1)
Setting of employment (n= 195)
 University or College110 (56.4)
 Hospital43 (22.1)
 Government15 (7.7)
 Not for profit agency or organization, foundation, non-government organization10 (5.1)
 Research institute6 (3.1)
 Other11 (5.6)
Primary area of expertise
 Health services51 (25.4)
 KT/Implementation science44 (21.9)
 Medicine30 (14.9)
 Public health28 (13.9)
 Psychology11 (5.5)
 Nursing8 (4.0)
 Policy3 (1.5)
 Epidemiology3 (1.5)
 Technology3 (1.5)
 Allied health2 (1.0)
 Engineering2 (1.0)
 Pharmacy2 (1.0)
 Other14 (7.0)
  1. *We used the first respondent entry to identify participant primary role and area of expertise; most participants indicated as having multiple roles and expertise