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Table 3 Strategies for enhancing NCD research output in Nigeria (N = 89)

From: Causes and remedies for low research productivity among postgraduate scholars and early career researchers on non-communicable diseases in Nigeria

Variables Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
Establishment of Regional Centers for Research Excellence 72 (80.9) 13 (14.6) 3 (3.3) (0) 1 (1.1)
Ease of acquisition of accurate and sequential data on NCDs 63 (70.8) 22 (24.7) 0 (0.0) 3 (3.3) 1 (1.1)
Introduction of electronic medical records to all tiers of the health sector 58 (65.2) 26 (29.2) 4 (4.5) 1 (1.1) 0 (0.0)
Inclusion of NCDs in global funding 71 (79.8) 16 (18.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.2) 0 (0.0)
Establishment of effective NCD department in the national and state ministries 57 (64.0) 26 (29.2) 5 (5.6) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.1)
Setting up a national population cancer registry 63 (70.8) 20 (22.5) 3 (3.4) 1 (1.1) 0 (0.0)
Establish a statutory percentage allocation of TETFund and NHIS funds toward NCDs research 55 (61.8) 28 (31.5) 5 (5.6) 1 (1.1) 0 (0.0)
Governmental commitments to ensure NCD research outputs influences policy formation 72 (80.9) 14 (15.7) 2 (2.2) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.1)
Structured capacity building in cutting-edge research techniques for early career researchers 73 (82.0) 13 (14.6) 1 (1.1) 2 (2.2) (0)