Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice

Ian Graham, Sharon Straus and Jacqueline Tetroe have produced a "primer" on knowledge translation (KT) titled "Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice". This book is a compilation of chapters, written by experts in a wide range of KT topics.

Knowledge Translation in Health Care uses the Knowledge-to-Action Cycle1 as a guiding framework to define and describe KT, and outline strategies for enhancing KT capacity and facilitating the implementation of KT activities. The topics presented in this book have important implications for health policy makers, researchers, managers, clinicians and trainees.

CIHR has compiled a series of PowerPoint presentations that were prepared by the authors of the primer, based on the chapter(s) that they wrote. The content in these slides is meant to complement, rather than replace the original chapters. We invite you to use these slides for your learning and/or training activities. If you would like additional information on the content of the slides, please refer to the Knowledge Translation in Health Care book.

Presentations:

For copies of the slideshow presentations please contact: kt-ac@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Section 1: Introduction

  • 1.1 Knowledge to action: what it is and what it isn't (Sharon E. Straus, Jacqueline Tetroe, Ian D. Graham) [ HTML | PDF (167 KB) |  Help ]

Section 2: Knowledge Creation

  • 2.1 The K in KT: knowledge creation (Sharon E. Straus)
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  • 2.2 Knowledge synthesis (Jennifer Tetzlaff, Andrea C. Tricco, David Moher
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  • 2.3 Knowledge translation tools (Melissa C. Brouwers, Dawn Stacey, Annette M. O'Connor)  [ HTML | PDF (211 KB) | Help ]
  • 2.4 Searching for research findings and KT literature (K. Ann McKibbon, Cynthia Lokker)   [ HTML | PDF (176 KB) | Help ]

Section 3: The Knowledge-to-Action Cycle

  • 3.1 The action cycle (Sharon E. Straus) [ HTML | PDF (385 KB) | Help ]
  • 3.2 Identifying the knowledge-to-action gaps (Alison Kitson, Sharon E. Straus)[ HTML | PDF (174 KB) | Help ]
  • 3.3 Adapting knowledge to a local context (Margaret B. Harrison, Ian D. Graham, Beatrice Fervers) [ HTML | PDF (168 KB) | Help ]
  • 3.4 Assessing barriers and facilitators to knowledge use (France Légaré) [ HTML | PDF (243 KB) | Help ]
  • 3.5 Selecting KT interventions
    • 3.5.1 Selecting, tailoring and implementing knowledge translation interventions (Michel Wensing, Marije Bosch, Richard Grol)
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    • 3.5.2 Educational interventions (Dave Davis, Nancy Davis)
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    • 3.5.3 Linkage and exchange interventions (Martin P. Eccles, Robbie Foy)
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    • 3.5.4 Audit and feedback interventions (Robbie Foy, Martin P. Eccles)
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    • 3.5.5 Informatics interventions (Samir Gupta, K. Ann McKibbon)
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    • 3.5.6 Patient-mediated interventions (Annette M. O'Connor)
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    • 3.5.7 Organizational interventions (Ewan Ferlie) [ HTML | PDF (248 KB) | Help ]
  • 3.6 Monitoring and evaluating knowledge
    • 3.6.1 Monitoring knowledge use and evaluating outcomes of knowledge use (Sharon E. Straus, Jacqueline Tetroe, Ian D. Graham, Merrick Zwarenstein, Onil Bhattacharyya) [ HTML | PDF (241 KB) | Help ]
    • 3.6.2 Framework for evaluating complex interventions (Sasha Shepperd)
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  • 3.7 Sustaining knowledge use (Barbara Davies, Nancy Edwards)
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  • 3.8 Case examples (Sumit R. Majumdar)
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Section 4: Theories and Models of Knowledge to Action

  • 4.1 Planned action theories (Ian D. Graham, Jacqueline Tetroe, KT Theories Group)
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  • 4.2 Cognitive psychology theories of change (Alison Hutchinson, Carole A. Estabrooks)HTML | PDF (189 KB) | Help ]
  • 4.3 Educational theories (Alison Hutchinson, Carole A. Estabrooks)
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  • 4.4 Organizational theory (Jean-Louis Denis, Pascale Lehoux) [ HTML | PDF (185 KB) | Help ]
  • 4.5 Quality improvement (Anne Sales) [ HTML | PDF (175 KB) | Help ]

Section 5: Knowledge Exchange

  • 5.1 Knowledge dissemination and exchange of knowledge (Michelle Gagnon)
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Section 6: Evaluation of Knowledge to Action

  • 6.1 Methodologies to evaluate effectiveness of knowledge translation interventions (Onil Bhattacharyya, Merrick Zwarenstein) [ HTML | PDF (346 KB) | Help ]
  • 6.2 Economic evaluation of knowledge-to-action interventions (Deborah J. Kenny, Evelyn Cornelissen, Craig Mitton) [ HTML | PDF (270 KB) | Help ]

Appendixes

  1. Approaches to measurement (Robert Parent)  [ HTML | PDF (439 KB) | Help ]
  2. Knowledge management and commercialization (Réjean Landry) [ HTML | PDF (314 KB) | Help ]  
  3. Ethics in knowledge translation (Burleigh Trevor-Deutsch, Kristiann Allen, Vardit Ravitsky) [ HTML | PDF (264 KB) | Help ]

  1. Graham ID, Logan J, Harrison MB. Straus SE, Tetroe J, Caswell W, Robinson N. Lost in Knowledge Translation: Time For A Map? J Contin Educ Health Prof 2006; 26(1): 13.