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Table 2 Proportion of survey respondents with high scoresa on the Edmonton Research Orientation Survey (EROS), Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia

From: Determinants of research engagement in academic obstetrics and gynaecology

Characteristic Total No. Respondents with high scoresa Odds ratio 95 % CI P value
No. %
Age
 <50 years 70 24 34.3 1.13 0.51–2.51 0.75
 >=50 60 19 31.7 1.00 (−) -
Research degree
 MSc 21 8 38.1 1.27 0.68–2.38 0.46
 PhD 12 6 50.0 1.67 0.88–3.18 0.19
 No MSc or PhD 97 29 29.9 1.00 (−) -
Research forum attendee
 Yes 57 26 45.6 2.66 1.77–6.08 0.01
 No 71 17 23.9 1.00 (−) -
Years of clinical experience
 <20 74 24 32.4 0.93 0.41–2.11 0.86
 >=20 53 18 34.0 1.00 (−) -
Attended research course
 Yes 93 35 37.6 2.11 0.80–5.69 0.10
 No 36 8 22.2 1.00 (−) -
Work hours per week
 <50 95 36 37.9 2.75 0.96–8.25 0.06
 >=50 33 6 18.2 1.00 (−) -
Journal reading during paid hours
 Yes 40 15 37.5 1.33 (0.55–3.18) 0.49
 No 77 24 31.2 1.00 (−) -
Journal reading during unpaid hours
 Yes 40 10 25.0 0.60 (0.24–1.50) 0.24
 No 87 31 35.6 1.00 (−) -
Research work during paid hours
 Yes 42 27 64.3 8.23 3.23–21.4 <0.0001
 No 78 14 18.0 1.00 (−) -
Research work during unpaid hours
 Yes 60 5 8.3 0.07 0.02–0.21 <0.0001
 No 56 32 57.1 1.00 (−) -
Specialty
 Clinician 30 16 53.3 5.94 1.58–23.7 0.002
 Researcher 31 5 16.1 1.00 (−) -
 Administrator 7 4 57.1 6.93 1.05–60.7 0.04
 Clinician specialist 46 9 19.6 1.26 0.33–4.97 0.70
 Other 16 9 56.3 6.69 1.41–34.1 0.007
Do you have a current research project?
 Yes 76 28 36.8 1.52 0.67–3.47 0.28
 No 54 15 27.8 1.00 (−) -
Do you make conference presentations       
 Yes 73 27 37.0 1.50 0.67–3.40 0.29
 No 57 16 28.1 1.00 (−) -
  1. Subjects with missing responses not included (e.g., 13 subjects with missing values not included in Journal reading during paid hours and 10 subjects not included in Research work during paid hours, etc.)
  2. a Respondents with high scores were those scoring 4 or 5 on 30 or more of the 38 items of the EROS