Effective Dissemination of Findings from Research – a compilation of essays
Foreword, Egon Jonsson
David Hailey, Jeremy Grimshaw, Martin Eccles, Craig Mitton, Carol E. Adair, Emily McKenzie, Scott Patten, Brenda Waye-Perry, Leif Rentzhog, Paul Taenzer, Christa Harstall, Saifee Rashiq, Pamela Barton, Don Schopflocher, Lynda Jobin
Available online PDF [88p.] at: http://www.ihe.ca/documents/Dissemination_0.pdf
“….While the notion of the value of and need for Knowledge Transfer and Exchange KTE has received wide support, it has also been acknowledged that both researchers and decision makers are driven by demands that may not be conducive to successful Knowledge Transfer and Exchange KTE. For researchers, these demands include challenges such as adapting the research cycle to fit real-world timelines, establishing relationships with decision makers, and justifying activities which fit poorly with traditional academic performance expectations (Canadian Health Services Research Foundation 1999). For decision makers, a perceived lack of knowledge of the research process, the traditional academic format of communication, and a lack of timely results are frequently cited barriers to using research findings (Canadian Health Services Research Foundation 1999). Both parties also frequently lament the lack of time and resources to participate in Knowledge Transfer and Exchange KTE.
Noting these challenges, a variety of mechanisms to facilitate Knowledge Transfer and Exchange KTE have been proposed including joint researcher-decision maker workshops, inclusion of decision makers in the research process as inter-disciplinary research teams, collaborative definition of research questions, and the use of intermediaries that understand both roles known as “knowledge brokers” (CHSRF 1999).
Inter-personal contact between researchers and decision makers is an often cited fundamental ingredient in successful Knowledge Transfer and Exchange KTE initiatives (Thompson et al. 2006). However, to date, “gold standard” approaches to KTE seem to be more based on experience and even rhetoric than rigorous evidence. Our primary aim for the literature review and key informant interviews described herein was to examine and summarize the current evidence base for Knowledge Transfer and Exchange KTE strategies…’
Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Knowledge translation of research findings
What should be transferred? .
To whom should knowledge be transferred and with what effect?.
With what effect should knowledge be transferred?.
How should research knowledge be transferred?.
Effectiveness of professional behaviour change strategies.
Effectiveness of knowledge translation strategies focusing on patients
Effectiveness of knowledge translation strategies focusing on policy makers and senior health service managers
Chapter 3. Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE): a systematic review, key informant interviews and design of a KTE strategy.
Chapter 4. SBU’s Ambassador Program in
Chapter 5. The
Chapter 6. CADTH’s Liaison Program
Figure 1: Stakeholders for different types of research
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