Table 2

Agreement with survey statements regarding research translation

Preclinical, n (%)
n=7
Clinical, n (%)
n=48
χ2 test (p value)
I consider each research project complete when:*
 Results are presented in publication7 (100)37 (77.1)2.01 (0.16)
 Findings have been incorporated into policy/practice3 (42.9)31 (64.6)1.22 (0.27)
 Findings have led to new trials3 (42.9)22 (45.8)0.02 (0.88)
 Data analysis is complete4 (57.1)11 (22.9)3.61 (0.06)
 Funding for trial is spent1 (14.3)4 (8.3)0.26 (0.61)
 Other (may be dormant, never really complete, depends on research aim)0 (0)3 (6.3)0.46 (0.50)
I measure the impact of my research by:*
 Incorporation into clinical guidelines2 (28.6)42 (87.5)13.3 (0.00)
 Number of clinicians using my research3 (42.9)39 (81.3)4.99 (0.03)
 Number academic publications6 (85.7)35 (72.9)0.53 (0.47)
 Citations7 (100)33 (68.8)3.01 (0.08)
 Incorporation into policy4 (57.1)25 (52.1)0.06 (0.80)
 Awards or grants4 (57.1)22 (45.8)0.31 (0.58)
 Social and electronic media presence2 (28.6)15 (31.3)0.02 (0.89)
 Other (downloads, improved outcomes for stroke survivors, findings incorporated into routine use by consumers/clinicians, development of sustainable business model to support developed technologies)1 (14.3)4 (8.3)0.26 (0.61)
Agreement (strongly agree/agree) with statements
 It is important to me that my research is translated6 (85.7)48 (100)6.98 (0.01)
 My research is not the sort of research that can be translated†1 (14.3)6 (12.5)0.02 (0.90)
 It is my responsibility to ensure my research is translated4 (57.1)37 (77.1)1.28 (0.26)
 Research translation is the responsibility of someone else in my team2 (28.6)16 (33.3)0.06 (0.80)
 Clinicians should be responsible for translating findings into clinical practice2 (28.6)32 (66.7)3.76 (0.05)
 I know which strategies should be used to translate my research3 (42.9)19 (39.6)0.03 (0.87)
 I have the skills to ensure my research is translated1 (14.3)17 (35.4)1.24 (0.27)
 There is adequate funding to support translation of my research0 (0)1 (2.1)0.15 (0.70)
 Spending time on research translation would take me away from research I enjoy3 (42.9)13 (27.1)0.74 (0.39)
 Researchers with implementation experience/interest should translate my research3 (42.9)25 (52.1)0.21 (0.65)
 Every research team should include a researcher with expertise in implementation5 (71.4)33 (68.8)0.02 (0.89)
  • *More than one response could be selected.

  • †‘Neither agree nor disagree’ pooled with ‘agree’ for response to negative statement.