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From what we know to what we do: translating stroke rehabilitation research into practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23280264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Despite the recent advances in stroke rehabilitation research, the translation of research evidence into practice remains a challenge. The purpose of this article is to communicate practical experience and describe research methodologies used to promote change and implementation of stroke rehabilitation research in three international settings. In England, the development of an evidence-based consensus document, combined with qualitative and quantitative methods, was used to promote practice change in community-based stroke services. The Canadian research program involved synthesis of evidence, creation of user friendly information, and development of multimodal knowledge transfer strategies to promote change at an individual clinician level. Australian researchers followed a multistep process, involving audit and feedback, identification of barriers, and tailored education to improve implementation of one clinical guideline recommendation. Reducing the evidence-practice gap requires the development of active management strategies. This article highlights the importance of close collaboration between stakeholders - both in terms of the transfer of evidence into clinical practice and for optimizing future Phase IV implementation research endeavours.
Authors:
Marion F Walker; Rebecca J Fisher; Nicol Korner-Bitensky; Annie McCluskey; Leeanne M Carey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1747-4949     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Stroke     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101274068     Medline TA:  Int J Stroke     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Authors. International Journal of Stroke © 2012 World Stroke Organization.
Affiliation:
Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
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