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Table 2 Attitudes and beliefs with regards to engaging patients and the public in health research

From: Engaging patients and the public in Health Research: experiences, perceptions and training needs among Manitoba health researchers

Question Level of agreement (n = 52) n (%)
Disagree Neutral Agree Missing
General
 Engaging patients and the public in health research is important 2 (3.8%) 3 (5.8%) 47 (90.4%) -
 Engaging patients and the public in health research can improve the value of research 4 (7.7%) 4 (7.7%) 42 (80.8%) 2 (3.8%)
 Engaging patients and the public in health research can improve the value of the healthcare system 1 (1.9%) 4 (7.7%) 45 (86.5%) 2 (3.8%)
 Patients and the public have a right to be engaged in health research 4 (7.7%) 3 (5.8%) 43 (82.7%) 2 (3.8%)
 Engaging patients and the public in health research is an integral part of patient-oriented research 1 (1.9%) 3 (5.8%) 46 (88.5%) 2 (3.8%)
 Engaging patients and the public in my own research is useful 2 (3.8%) 3 (5.8%) 45 (86.5%) 2 (3.8%)
Personal
 Patient and public engagement is compatible with my program of research 3 (5.8%) 9 (17.3%) 38 (73.1%) 2 (3.8%)
 Engaging patients and the public in my research will interject bias in my research 32 (61.5%) 8 (15.4%) 11 (21.2%) 1 (1.9%)
 I feel pressured to engage patients and the public in my research 26 (50.0%) 10 (19.2%) 13 (25.0%) 3 (5.8%)
 I feel confident in my ability to engage patients and the public in my research 14 (26.9%) 17 (32.7%) 21 (40.4%) -
 I feel comfortable to explore sensitive topics with patients and the public 15 (28.8%) 16 (30.8%) 21 (40.4%) -
Current state of patient and public engagement in health research
 Patients and the public are actively and meaningfully engaged in health research 16 (30.8%) 15 (28.9%) 19 (36.5%) 2 (3.8%)
 Funding agencies provide sufficient financial reimbursement to researchers to engage patients and the public in health research 26 (50.0%) 17 (32.7%) 8 (15.4%) 1 (1.9%)
 My institution values engaging patients and the public in health research 8 (15.4%) 15 (28.9%) 27 (51.9%) 2 (3.8%)