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Table 6 Impact of Internal and External Influences on IPV Education Provision Across All Programs

From: Are clinicians being prepared to care for abused women? A survey of health professional education in Ontario, Canada

Internal Influences Mean
(sd)
'Facilitator' % (n) 'Neutral' % (n) 'Barrier' % (n)
a. Availability and access to instructors who teach IPV content 1.65 (0.97) 81.0% (85) 12.4% (13) 6.7% (7)
b. Adequate instructor preparation for teaching IPV content 1.96(1.16) 72.4% (76) 13.3% (14) 14.3% (15)
c. The instructor's commitment to IPV content 1.41(0.73) 91.3% (94) 5.8% (6) 2.9% (3)
d. Access to instructors with specific IPV-related expertise/research endeavours 2.03(1.17) 65.1% (69) 24.5% (26) 10.4% (11)
e. Faculty/department commitment to IPV education 1.91(0.99) 69.8% (74) 24.5% (26) 5.7% (6)
f. Valid and relevant faculty/department mission or goals related to IPV 2.44(1.36) 53.5% (53) 23.2% (23) 23.2% (23)
g. Opportunities for curriculum renewal/revision 1.63(0.96) 82.9% (87) 11.4% (12) 5.7% (6)
h. Culture of the faculty/department 1.71(0.85) 78.4% (80) 19.6% (20) 2.0% (2)
i. Receptiveness of education recipients to IPV content 1.58(0.78) 88.6% (93) 9.5% (10) 1.9% (2)
j. Funding allocation for IPV education 3.07(1.46) 37.0% (37) 21.0% (21) 42.0% (42)
k. Access to resources to deliver IPV related content (e.g. A/V equipment) 1.73(1.10) 80.0% (84) 10.5% (11) 9.5% (10)
l. Adequate amount of time to include IPV content in curriculum (length of program) 2.78(1.39) 44.8% (47) 19.0% (20) 36.2% (38)
External Influences     
a. Current political climate in your institution 1.83 (0.95) 77.4% (82) 15.1% (16) 7.5% (8)
b. Current political climate more broadly 2.12 (1.12) 64.2% (68) 23.6% (25) 12.3% (13)
c. Health care restructuring 2.66 (1.27) 39.8% (39) 33.7% (33) 26.5% (26)
d. Accreditation 2.08 (1.08) 63.9% (62) 26.8% (26) 9.3% (9)
e. Licensing body approval process 2.11 (1.16) 58.7% (54) 30.4% (28) 10.9% (10)
f. External funding 2.83 (1.43) 38.5% (37) 21.9% (21) 39.6% (38)
  1. Responses on a 5-point scale: '1' = facilitator to '5' = barrier; facilitator = responses of '1' or '2', neutral = responses of '3', barrier = responses of '4' or '5'