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Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice, 2nd Edition

Sharon Straus (Editor), Jacqueline Tetroe (Editor), Ian D. Graham (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-41354-8
424 pages
August 2013, BMJ Books
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Knowledge Translation in Health Care is a practical introduction to knowledge translation for everyone working and learning within health policy and funding agencies, and as researchers, clinicians and trainees. Using everyday examples, it explains how to use research findings to improve health care in real life.

This new second edition defines the principles and practice of knowledge translation and outlines strategies for successful knowledge translation in practice and policy making. It includes relevant real world examples and cases of knowledge translation in action that are accessible and relevant for all stakeholders including clinicians, health policy makers, administrators, managers, researchers, clinicians and trainees. 

From an international expert editor and contributor team, and fully revised to reflect current practice and latest developments within the field, Knowledge Translation in Health Care is the practical guide for all health policy makers and researchers, clinicians, trainee clinicians, medical students and other healthcare professionals seeking to improve healthcare practice.

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List of contributors, ix

Section 1: Introduction

Chapter 1.1: Introduction: Knowledge translation: What it is and what it isn’t, 3
Sharon E. Straus, Jacqueline Tetroe, and Ian D. Graham

Chapter 1.2: Integrated knowledge translation, 14
Sarah Bowen and Ian D. Graham

Section 2: Knowledge Creation

Chapter 2.0: Introduction: The K in KT: Knowledge creation, 27
Sharon E. Straus

Chapter 2.1: Knowledge synthesis, 29
Andrea C. Tricco, Jennifer Tetzlaff, and David Moher

Chapter 2.2: Knowledge translation tools, 50
Melissa Brouwers, Dawn Stacey, and Annette M. O’Connor

Chapter 2.3: Searching for research findings and KT literature, 63
K. Ann McKibbon and Cynthia Lokker

Chapter 2.4: Knowledge dissemination: End of grant knowledge translation, 75
Ian D. Graham, Jacqueline Tetroe, and Michelle Gagnon

Section 3: The Action Cycle

Chapter 3.0: Introduction, 95
Sharon E. Straus

Chapter 3.1: Identifying knowledge to action gaps, 97
Alison L. Kitson and Sharon E. Straus

Chapter 3.2: Adapting knowledge to local context, 110
Margaret B. Harrison, Ian D. Graham, Beatrice Fervers, and Joan van den Hoek

Subsection 3.3: Barriers

Chapter 3.3a: Barriers and facilitators: Strategies for identification and measurement, 121
France Legare and Peng Zhang

Chapter 3.3b: Mapping KT interventions to barriers and facilitators, 137
Heather Colquhoun, Jeremy Grimshaw, and Michel Wensing

Subsection 3.4: Selecting KT interventions

Chapter 3.4a: Developing and selecting knowledge translation interventions, 150
Michel Wensing, Marije Bosch, and Richard Grol

Chapter 3.4b: Formal educational interventions, 163
Dave Davis, Nancy Davis, and Nathan Johnson

Chapter 3.4c: Linkage and exchange interventions, 176
Jon Salsberg and Ann C. Macaulay

Chapter 3.4d: Audit and feedback interventions, 183
Robbie Foy and Martin P. Eccles

Chapter 3.4e: Informatics interventions, 189
Samir Gupta and K. Ann McKibbon

Chapter 3.4f: Patient-direct and patient-mediated KT interventions, 197
Dawn Stacey and Sophie Hill

Chapter 3.4g: Organizational interventions, 212
Ewan B. Ferlie

Chapter 3.4h: Shared decision making, 217
France Legare and Peng Zhang

Chapter 3.4i: Financial incentive interventions, 222
Gerd Flodgren, Martin P. Eccles, Anthony Scott, and Sasha Shepperd

Chapter 3.5: Monitoring knowledge use and evaluating outcomes, 227
Sharon E. Straus, Jacqueline Tetroe, Onil Bhattacharyya, Merrick Zwarenstein, and Ian D. Graham

Chapter 3.6: Sustaining knowledge use, 237
Barbara Davies and Nancy Edwards

Subsection 3.7: Case examples

Chapter 3.7a: Illustrating the knowledge to action cycle: An integrated knowledge translation research approach in wound care, 249
Ian D. Graham and Margaret B. Harrison

Chapter 3.7b: Tips on implementation, 263
Judith A. Ritchie

Section 4: Theories and Models of Knowledge to Action

Chapter 4.1: Planned action theories, 277
Ian D. Graham, Jacqueline Tetroe, and the KT Theories Group

Chapter 4.2: Cognitive psychology theories of change in provider behavior, 288
Alison M. Hutchinson and Carole A. Estabrooks

Chapter 4.3: Educational theories, 298
Alison M. Hutchinson and Carole A. Estabrooks

Chapter 4.4: Organizational theories, 308
Jean-Louis Denis and Pascale Lehoux

Chapter 4.5: Quality improvement theories, 320
Anne Sales

Section 5: Evaluation of Knowledge to Action

Chapter 5.1: Methodologies to evaluate effectiveness of knowledge translation interventions, 331
Onil Bhattacharyya, Leigh Hayden, and Merrick Zwarenstein

Chapter 5.2: Economic evaluation of knowledge translation interventions, 349
Emma Quinn, Craig Mitton, and Jeanette Ward

Section 6: Ethics

Chapter 6.1: Ethics in the science lifecycle: Broadening the scope of ethical analysis, 363
Kristiann Allen and Jaime Flamenbaum

Chapter 6.2: Ethical issues in cluster-randomized trials in knowledge translation, 378
Monica Taljaard, Charles Weijer, and Jeremy Grimshaw

Index, 393

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Sharon E. Straus, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jacqueline Tetroe, Knowledge Translation Portfolio, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ian D. Graham, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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"The content will be of value to lecturers and trainers and those intent on orchestrating change to improve health care in daily practice and committed to using evidence base to drive change."  (British Global & Travel Health Journal, 1 January 2013)


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