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Table 2 Impact of research to policy workshops, 2009

From: Translating health research evidence into policy and practice in Uganda

Reported impact Number of
  participants
  Frequency (%)
Gained scientific knowledge 20 (20.4)
Networking with researchers 8 (8.2)
Written policy briefs and reports for dissemination 6 (6.1)
Reviewed policy guidelines 1 (1.0)
Written new articles 2 (2.0)
Developed a radio program 3 (3.1)
Written research proposal 3 (3.1)
Written research articles for publication 5 (5.1)
Got to know new areas for research and methodologies 11 (11.2)
Understood how to write policy briefs 1 (1.0)
Motivated and developed interest in doing research 7 (7.1)
Appreciated the importance of research and evidence based decision making 12 (12.2)
Improved skills and knowledge in advocacy and communication with facts 2 (2.0)
Gained experience in organizing workshops 6 (6.1)
Improved knowledge in evaluating research methodology and practice 1 (1.0)
Did not benefit so much due to lack of follow-up 1 (1.0)
Timely for the revision of the national health policy and HSSPII 5 (5.1)
Gained knowledge on the policy development process 4 (4.1)
Total 98