Knowledge Translation

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Using realist evaluation to open the black box of knowledge translation: A state-of-the-art review (with Katherine Salter), Implementation Science (2014)

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In knowledge translation, complex interventions may be implemented in the attempt to improve uptake...

 

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A Critical Second Look at Integrated Knowledge Translation (with Nadine Wathen), Health Policy (2013)

Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) requires active collaboration between researchers and the ultimate users of knowledge...

 

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The use of tacit and explicit knowledge in public health: a qualitative study (with Debbie Rudman, Maureen Dobbins, Michael Rouse, Shannon Sibbald, and Nancy Edwards), Implementation Science (2012)

Background Planning a public health initiative is both a science and an art. Public health...

 

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Partnerships in Public Health: Lessons from Knowledge Translation and Program Planning (with Shannon Sibbald, Debbie Rudman, Maureen Dobbins, Michael Rouse, Nancy Edwards, and Dana Gore), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2012)

The purpose of this study was to better understand how partnerships are initiated, maintained, and...

 

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Indicators at the Interface: Managing Policymaker-researcher Collaboration (with Lynne MacLean, Nancy Edwards, and Allison Hobbs), Knowledge Management Research & Practice (2011)

The knowledge transfer literature encourages partnerships between researchers and policymakers for the purposes of policy-relevant...

 

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Uncovering Tacit Knowledge: A Pilot Study to Broaden the Concept of Knowledge in Knowledge Translation (with Julia J. Bickford, Nancy Edwards, Maureen J. Dobbins, and Mechthild Meyer), BMC Health Services Research (2011)

BACKGROUND: All sectors in health care are being asked to focus on the knowledge-to-practice gap,...

 

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Lessons from the Business Sector for Successful Knowledge Management in Health Care: A Systematic Review (with Nina Hovanec, Robyn Hastie, and Shannon Sibbald), BMC Health Services Research (2011)

BACKGROUND: The concept of knowledge management has been prevalent in the business sector for decades....

 

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Community-based Knowledge Translation: Unexplored Opportunities (with Rebecca Armstrong), Implementation Science (2011)

BACKGROUND: Knowledge translation is an interactive process of knowledge exchange between health researchers and knowledge...

 

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An integrated knowledge translation experience: Use of the Network of Pediatric Audiologists of Canada to facilitate the development of the University of Western Ontario Pediatric Audiological Monitoring Protocol (UWO PedAMP v1.0) (with Sheila T. Moodie, Marlene P. Bagatto, Linda T. Miller, Richard C. Seewald, and Susan D. Scollie), Trends in Amplification (2011)

Pediatric audiologists lack evidence-based, age-appropriate outcome evaluation tools with well-developed normative data that could be...

 

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Knowledge translation in audiology: Promoting the clinical application of best evidence (with Sheila T. Moodie, Marlene P. Bagatto, Richard C. Seewald, Linda T. Miller, and Susan D. Scollie), Trends in Amplification (2011)

The impetus for evidence-based practice (EBP) has grown out of widespread concern with the quality,...

 

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Knowledge-to-action Processes in SHRTN Collaborative Communities of Practice: A Study Protocol (with James Conklin, Paul Stolee, Larry Chambers, Dorothy Forbes, and Ken Le Clair), Implementation Science (2011)

BACKGROUND: The Seniors Health Research Transfer Network (SHRTN) Collaborative is a network of networks that...

 

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If You Build It, They still May Not Come: Outcomes and Process of Implementing a Community-based Integrated Knowledge Translation Mapping Innovation (with S. Michelle Driedger, Ian D. Graham, Elizabeth Cooper, Eric J. Crighton, Melanie Zahab, Jason Morrison, and Michael Sawada), Implementation Science (2010)

Background: Maps and mapping tools through geographic information systems (GIS) are highly valuable for turning...

 

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Extending Collaborations for Knowledge Translation: Lessons from the Community-based Participatory Research Literature (with Raphael Lencucha and Nadia Hamel), Evidence and Policy (2010)

The purpose of this paper is to expand the current focus on researcher-decision-maker knowledge translation...

 

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Knowledge Brokering with Injured Workers: Perspectives of Injured Worker Groups and Health Care Professionals (with Lynn Shaw, Joy McDermid, Rob Lindsay, Phil Brake, Peter Page, Colin Argyle, Crystal Gagnon, and Melissa Knott), Work (2010)

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to understand the barriers and facilitators in brokering...

 

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Tobacco Control Interest Groups and Their Influence on Parliamentary Committees in Canada (with Robyn E. Hastie), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2009)

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine how tobacco control interest groups influence...

 

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Is Research Working for You? Validating a Tool to Examine the Capacity of Health Organizations to Use Research (with Nancy Edwards, Nadia Hamel, and Maria Judd), Implementation Science (2009)

Background: 'Is research working for you? A self-assessment tool and discussion guide for health services...

 

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Opening Doors to Information for Injured Workers through Knowledge Exchange and Research with Consumer Community Groups (with Lynn Shaw, Melissa Knott, Rob Lindsay, Phil Brake, Peter Page, Colin Argyle, and Joy MacDermid), Occupational Therapy Now (2009)
 

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Evolving the Theory and Praxis of Knowledge Translation through Social Interaction: A Social Phenomenological Study (with Carol L. McWilliam, Cathy Ward-Griffin, Dorothy Forbes, Beverly Leipert, and South West Community Care Access Centre Home Care Collaboration (SW-CCAC)), Implementation Science (2009)

Background: As an inherently human process fraught with subjectivity, dynamic interaction, and change, social interaction...

 

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Increasing Capacity for Knowledge Translation: Understanding How Some Researchers Engage Policy-makers (with Lynne McLean and Nancy Edwards), Evidence and Policy (2009)

The potential for research to influence policy, and for researchers to influence policy actors, is...

 

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Organizational Learning for Evidence-based Practice: A “PAKT” for Success (with Carol L. McWilliam, Marita Kloseck, Catherine Ward-Griffin, and Dorothy Forbes), Journal of Change Management (2008)

This article presents a participatory action knowledge translation (PAKT) framework for creating a learning organization...

 

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Research and Knowledge in Ontario Tobacco Control Networks (with Julia J. Bickford), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2008)

Objectives: This study sought to better understand the role of research knowledge in Ontario tobacco...

 

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Accelerating Client-driven Care: Pilot Study for a Social Interaction Approach to Knowledge Translation (with Carol L. McWilliam, Beverly Leipert, Catherine Ward-Griffin, Dorothy Forbes, Mary Lou King, Marita Kloseck, Karen Ferguson, and Abram Oudshoorn), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2008)

This study piloted a knowledge translation (KT) intervention promoting evidence-based home care through social interaction....

 

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Mapping as a Knowledge Translation Tool for Ontario Early Years Centres: Views from Data Analysts and Managers (with S. Michelle Driedger, Julia Bickford, Jason Morrison, Michael Sawada, Ian D. Graham, and Eric Crighton), Implementation Science (2008)

Background: Local Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYCs) collect timely and relevant local data, but knowledge...

 

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Correction: Using Participatory Design to Develop (Public) Health Decision Support Systems through GIS (with S. Michelle Driedger, Jason Morrison, Michael Sawada, Eric J. Crighton, and Ian D. Graham), International Journal of Health Geographics (2007)

Background: Organizations that collect substantial data for decision-making purposes are often characterized as being 'data...

 

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Knowledge translation: A concept for occupational therapy? (with Raphael Lencucha and Michael Rouse), The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (2007)
 

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Public health decision makers’ informational needs and preferences for receiving research evidence (with Maureen Dobbins, Susan Jack, and Helen Thomas), Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing (2007)

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify decision-makers’ preferences for the transfer and...

 

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Fostering Interactions: The Networking Needs of Community Health Nursing Researchers and Decision Makers (with Nancy Edwards, Susan Brajtman, Barbara Campbell, Nadia Hamel, Frances Legault, Judy Mill, and Ruta Valaitis), Evidence and Policy (2005)

The purpose of the study on which this article is based was to determine the...

 

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“Interaction” and research utilisation in health policies and programs: Does it Work? (with Stephen Birch and Cathy Charles), Health Policy (2005)

The objective of this study was to assess if interaction between users and producers of...

 

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CHNET-Works! – A networking infrastructure for community health nursing researchers and decision-makers (with Nancy Edwards), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2004)

Community health nurse researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers in Canada are about to be introduced to...

 

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The Contextual Approach in Health Research: Two Empirical Studies (2002)

Researchers are being encouraged to consider contextual influences on health-related outcomes. To support this perspective,...

 

Health Promotion

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Getting to the root of the problem: health promotion strategies to address the social determinants of health (with Dana Gore), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2013)

Although extensive research shows that the social determinants of health influence the distribution and course...

 

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Social determinants of health in Canada: Are healthy living initiatives there yet? A policy analysis (with Dana Gore), International Journal for Equity in Health (2012)

Introduction: Preventative strategies that focus on addressing the social determinants of health to improve healthy...

 

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Enacting accountability: Networked Governance, Canadian NGOs and the FCTC (with Ronald Labonte), Global Health Governance (2012)

Accountability is a pressing challenge within the present system of international lawmaking. Scholars continue to...

 

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Tobacco Control Interest Groups and Their Influence on Parliamentary Committees in Canada (with Robyn E. Hastie), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2009)

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine how tobacco control interest groups influence...

 

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Is Reporting on Interventions a Weak Link in Understanding How and Why They Work? A Preliminary Exploration Using Community Heart Health Exemplars (with Barbara L. Riley, JoAnne MacDonald, Omaima Mansi, Donna Kurtz, Linda I. vonTettenborn, and Nancy C. Edwards), Implementation Science (2008)

Background: The persistent gap between research and practice compromises the impact of multi-level and multi-strategy...

 

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Fitting a Round Peg into a Square Hole: Exploring Issues, Challenges, and Strategies for Solutions in Rural Home Care Settings (with Beverly D. Leipert, Marita Kloseck, Carol McWilliam, Dorothy Forbes, and Abram Oudshoorn), Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care (2007)

While home care has received much attention lately, little research to date has drawn on...

 

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Modelès socio-écologiques : renforcement de la recherche interventionnelle dans le contrôle du tabac. [Sociological Models: Strengthening intervention research in tobacco control] (with Nancy Edwards, Sharon Yanicki, Patrician Hansen-Ketchum, and Margaret Ann Kennedy), Drogues, Santé et Société (2007)

Some aspects of the tobacco control field have been informed by a broader conceptualization of...

 

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Individual and Regional Determinants of Mammography Uptake (with Stephen Birch), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2004)

Background: Analysis of mammography utilization has traditionally been performed from an individual-level perspective. The purpose...

 

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Multiple Intervention Research Programs in Community Health (with Nancy Edwards and Judy Mill), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2004)

The authors describe an organizing framework for multiple interventions in community health.The framework provides a...

 

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Smoking Cessation, Physicians and Medical Office Staff: A Significant Opportunity for Clinical Tobacco Intervention in Prince Edward Island (with Margo S. Rowan, Robert B. Coambs, Phyllis Jensen, Marilyn Balderston, and David MacKenzie), Canadian Family Physician (1998)

OBJECTIVE: To assess attitudes and self-reported behaviours of physicians and medical office staff in Prince...

 

Methods: Multilevel Modelling, Social Network Analysis

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Individual and Regional Determinants of Mammography Uptake (with Stephen Birch), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2004)

Background: Analysis of mammography utilization has traditionally been performed from an individual-level perspective. The purpose...

 

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Multilevel health promotion research: Conceptual and analytical considerations (with Stephen Birch), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2004)

Health promotion research is often conceptualized through the use of socioecological frameworks.This results in data...

 

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The Contextual Approach in Health Research: Two Empirical Studies (2002)

Researchers are being encouraged to consider contextual influences on health-related outcomes. To support this perspective,...

 

Public Health Services

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Using an integrated knowledge translation approach to build a public health research agenda. (with Sandra Regan, Dana Gore, Ruta Valaitis, John Garcia, Heather Manson, and Linda O'Mara), Health Research Policy and Systems (2014)

Background

Public Health Systems Research is an emerging field of research that is gaining importance...

 

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Understanding safety culture in long-term care: A case study. (with Aleksandra Zecevic, Anita Kothari, Al Salmoni, and Treena Orchard), Journal of Patient Safety (2013)

This case study aimed to understand safety culture in a high-risk secured unit for cognitively...

 

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Chronic Disease Prevention in Policy in British Columbia and Ontario in light of Public Health Renewal: A Comparative Policy Analysis (with Dana Gore, Marjorie MacDonald, Gayle Bursey, Diane Allan, Jennifer Scarr, and The Renewal of Public Health Systems Research Team), BMC Public Health (2013)

Public health strategies that focus on legislative and policy change involving chronic disease risk factors...

 

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Getting to the root of the problem: health promotion strategies to address the social determinants of health (with Dana Gore), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2013)

Although extensive research shows that the social determinants of health influence the distribution and course...

 

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Knowledge flow and exchange in interdisciplinary primary health care teams (PHCTs): an exploratory study. (with Nadine Wathen, Anita Kothari, and Anne Day), J Med Libr Assoc. (2013)

Improving the process of evidence-based practice in primary health care requires an understanding of information...

 

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Linking research to action for youth violence prevention: Community capacity to acquire, assess, adapt and apply research evidence. (with K LeMoine and JC Labelle), Can J Public Health (2013)

Community-based organizations (CBOs) are important stakeholders in the health system, providing many valuable community-based programs...

 

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Social determinants of health in Canada: Are healthy living initiatives there yet? A policy analysis (with Dana Gore), International Journal for Equity in Health (2012)

Introduction: Preventative strategies that focus on addressing the social determinants of health to improve healthy...

 

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The use of tacit and explicit knowledge in public health: a qualitative study (with Debbie Rudman, Maureen Dobbins, Michael Rouse, Shannon Sibbald, and Nancy Edwards), Implementation Science (2012)

Background Planning a public health initiative is both a science and an art. Public health...

 

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Partnerships in Public Health: Lessons from Knowledge Translation and Program Planning (with Shannon Sibbald, Debbie Rudman, Maureen Dobbins, Michael Rouse, Nancy Edwards, and Dana Gore), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2012)

The purpose of this study was to better understand how partnerships are initiated, maintained, and...

 

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Indicators at the Interface: Managing Policymaker-researcher Collaboration (with Lynne MacLean, Nancy Edwards, and Allison Hobbs), Knowledge Management Research & Practice (2011)

The knowledge transfer literature encourages partnerships between researchers and policymakers for the purposes of policy-relevant...

 

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The Role of Non-governmental Organizations in Global Health Diplomacy: Negotiating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (with Raphael Lencucha and Ronald Labonté), Health Policy and Planning (2011)

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is an exemplar result of global health diplomacy,...

 

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Uncovering Tacit Knowledge: A Pilot Study to Broaden the Concept of Knowledge in Knowledge Translation (with Julia J. Bickford, Nancy Edwards, Maureen J. Dobbins, and Mechthild Meyer), BMC Health Services Research (2011)

BACKGROUND: All sectors in health care are being asked to focus on the knowledge-to-practice gap,...

 

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Lessons from the Business Sector for Successful Knowledge Management in Health Care: A Systematic Review (with Nina Hovanec, Robyn Hastie, and Shannon Sibbald), BMC Health Services Research (2011)

BACKGROUND: The concept of knowledge management has been prevalent in the business sector for decades....

 

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Research and Knowledge in Ontario Tobacco Control Networks (with Julia J. Bickford), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2008)

Objectives: This study sought to better understand the role of research knowledge in Ontario tobacco...

 

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“Interaction” and research utilisation in health policies and programs: Does it Work? (with Stephen Birch and Cathy Charles), Health Policy (2005)

The objective of this study was to assess if interaction between users and producers of...

 

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Individual and Regional Determinants of Mammography Uptake (with Stephen Birch), Canadian Journal of Public Health (2004)

Background: Analysis of mammography utilization has traditionally been performed from an individual-level perspective. The purpose...

 

OpenURL

CHNET-Works! – A networking infrastructure for community health nursing researchers and decision-makers (with Nancy Edwards), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2004)

Community health nurse researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers in Canada are about to be introduced to...

 

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Smoking Cessation, Physicians and Medical Office Staff: A Significant Opportunity for Clinical Tobacco Intervention in Prince Edward Island (with Margo S. Rowan, Robert B. Coambs, Phyllis Jensen, Marilyn Balderston, and David MacKenzie), Canadian Family Physician (1998)

OBJECTIVE: To assess attitudes and self-reported behaviours of physicians and medical office staff in Prince...

 

Health Research

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Using an integrated knowledge translation approach to build a public health research agenda. (with Sandra Regan, Dana Gore, Ruta Valaitis, John Garcia, Heather Manson, and Linda O'Mara), Health Research Policy and Systems (2014)

Background

Public Health Systems Research is an emerging field of research that is gaining importance...

 

OpenURL

Understanding safety culture in long-term care: A case study. (with Aleksandra Zecevic, Anita Kothari, Al Salmoni, and Treena Orchard), Journal of Patient Safety (2013)

This case study aimed to understand safety culture in a high-risk secured unit for cognitively...

 

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Linking research to action for youth violence prevention: Community capacity to acquire, assess, adapt and apply research evidence. (with K LeMoine and JC Labelle), Can J Public Health (2013)

Community-based organizations (CBOs) are important stakeholders in the health system, providing many valuable community-based programs...

 

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Ontario Primary Care Reform and Quality Improvement Activities: an Environmental Scan (with Catherine McPherson and Anita Kothari), BMC Health Services Research (2013)

Quality improvement is attracting the attention of the primary health care system as a means...

 

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The use of tacit and explicit knowledge in public health: a qualitative study (with Debbie Rudman, Maureen Dobbins, Michael Rouse, Shannon Sibbald, and Nancy Edwards), Implementation Science (2012)

Background Planning a public health initiative is both a science and an art. Public health...

 

PDF

Enacting accountability: Networked Governance, Canadian NGOs and the FCTC (with Ronald Labonte), Global Health Governance (2012)

Accountability is a pressing challenge within the present system of international lawmaking. Scholars continue to...

 

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Partnerships in Public Health: Lessons from Knowledge Translation and Program Planning (with Shannon Sibbald, Debbie Rudman, Maureen Dobbins, Michael Rouse, Nancy Edwards, and Dana Gore), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2012)

The purpose of this study was to better understand how partnerships are initiated, maintained, and...

 

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Indicators at the Interface: Managing Policymaker-researcher Collaboration (with Lynne MacLean, Nancy Edwards, and Allison Hobbs), Knowledge Management Research & Practice (2011)

The knowledge transfer literature encourages partnerships between researchers and policymakers for the purposes of policy-relevant...

 

PDF

Uncovering Tacit Knowledge: A Pilot Study to Broaden the Concept of Knowledge in Knowledge Translation (with Julia J. Bickford, Nancy Edwards, Maureen J. Dobbins, and Mechthild Meyer), BMC Health Services Research (2011)

BACKGROUND: All sectors in health care are being asked to focus on the knowledge-to-practice gap,...

 

OpenURL

An integrated knowledge translation experience: Use of the Network of Pediatric Audiologists of Canada to facilitate the development of the University of Western Ontario Pediatric Audiological Monitoring Protocol (UWO PedAMP v1.0) (with Sheila T. Moodie, Marlene P. Bagatto, Linda T. Miller, Richard C. Seewald, and Susan D. Scollie), Trends in Amplification (2011)

Pediatric audiologists lack evidence-based, age-appropriate outcome evaluation tools with well-developed normative data that could be...

 

OpenURL

Knowledge translation in audiology: Promoting the clinical application of best evidence (with Sheila T. Moodie, Marlene P. Bagatto, Richard C. Seewald, Linda T. Miller, and Susan D. Scollie), Trends in Amplification (2011)

The impetus for evidence-based practice (EBP) has grown out of widespread concern with the quality,...

 

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Knowledge Brokering with Injured Workers: Perspectives of Injured Worker Groups and Health Care Professionals (with Lynn Shaw, Joy McDermid, Rob Lindsay, Phil Brake, Peter Page, Colin Argyle, Crystal Gagnon, and Melissa Knott), Work (2010)

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to understand the barriers and facilitators in brokering...

 

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Opening Doors to Information for Injured Workers through Knowledge Exchange and Research with Consumer Community Groups (with Lynn Shaw, Melissa Knott, Rob Lindsay, Phil Brake, Peter Page, Colin Argyle, and Joy MacDermid), Occupational Therapy Now (2009)
 

Drowsing Over Data: When Less Is More (with Lynne MacLean, Alma Estable, Mechthild Meyer, Nancy Edwards, and Barb Riley), When Research Goes Off the Rails: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It (2009)
 

These Data Do Not Compute (with Lynne MacLean, Mechthild Meyer, Alma Estable, and Nancy Edwards), When Research Goes Off the Rails: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It (2009)
 

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Modelès socio-écologiques : renforcement de la recherche interventionnelle dans le contrôle du tabac. [Sociological Models: Strengthening intervention research in tobacco control] (with Nancy Edwards, Sharon Yanicki, Patrician Hansen-Ketchum, and Margaret Ann Kennedy), Drogues, Santé et Société (2007)

Some aspects of the tobacco control field have been informed by a broader conceptualization of...

 

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Knowledge translation: A concept for occupational therapy? (with Raphael Lencucha and Michael Rouse), The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (2007)
 

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Public health decision makers’ informational needs and preferences for receiving research evidence (with Maureen Dobbins, Susan Jack, and Helen Thomas), Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing (2007)

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify decision-makers’ preferences for the transfer and...

 

PDF

“Interaction” and research utilisation in health policies and programs: Does it Work? (with Stephen Birch and Cathy Charles), Health Policy (2005)

The objective of this study was to assess if interaction between users and producers of...

 

OpenURL

CHNET-Works! – A networking infrastructure for community health nursing researchers and decision-makers (with Nancy Edwards), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2004)

Community health nurse researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers in Canada are about to be introduced to...

 

OpenURL

Multilevel health promotion research: Conceptual and analytical considerations (with Stephen Birch), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2004)

Health promotion research is often conceptualized through the use of socioecological frameworks.This results in data...

 

OpenURL

Multiple Intervention Research Programs in Community Health (with Nancy Edwards and Judy Mill), Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (2004)

The authors describe an organizing framework for multiple interventions in community health.The framework provides a...

 

PDF

The Contextual Approach in Health Research: Two Empirical Studies (2002)

Researchers are being encouraged to consider contextual influences on health-related outcomes. To support this perspective,...

 

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A web of connections (with B Lee, S Braitman, B Campbell, A Chirop, Nancy Edwards, S Eldred, N Hamel, K Holdway, J Mill, D Sheppard-Lemoine, and E Votta), Canadian Nurse (2004)