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Concepts and definitions of

knowledge translation

Reza Majdzadeh

Professor of Epidemiology

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

47 Slides

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Learning objectives
Learning objectives:

Accept the necessity of knowledge translation (KT) activities,

Explain some definitions and concepts of KT,

Know the difference between dissemination and implementation,

Explain Push, Pull and Exchange efforts,

Become familiar with the characteristics of knowledge brokers,

Explain five stages of research result delivery.

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Growth of output in selected countries in the region
Growth of output in selected countries in the region

Source: National Science Indicators, 1981-2005 – standard version

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Regional ranking by impact (2001-2005)

Source: National Science Indicators, 1981-2005 – standard version

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Background
Background

  • Research is consistently producing new findings that may contribute to effective and efficient care,

  • The findings of such research will not change population outcomes unless health services and health care professionals adopt them in practice.

    Grimshaw, Ward, Eccles. Oxford Handbook of Public Health.

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Rationale for knowledge translation
Rationale for knowledge translation

  • Creation of new knowledge often does not, by itself, lead to its widespread adoption or impact health

  • Increased emphasis on research governance and accountability even for the public.

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Help it happen i make it happen milbank quarterly 2004 82 581 629
Help it happen”i“Make it happen”Milbank Quarterly 2004;82:581-629.

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LUNG CANCER TREATMENTS

SURGERY OR RADIATION THERAPY?

SURGERY (/100)

90 survive surgery

68 alive after 1 year

34 alive after 5 years

RADIATION THERAPY (/100)

100 survive therapy

77 alive after 1 year

22 alive after 5 years

SURGERY (/100)

10 die during surgery

32 dead after 1 year

66 dead after 5 years

RADIATION THERAPY (/100)

0 die during therapy,

23 dead after 1 year,

78 dead after 5 years

Patients 84%

Physicians 78%

Patients 50%

Physicians 60%

McNeil, Pauker, Sox, & Tversky (1982)

in Redelmeier et al (1993)

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Prospect Theory Curve

Subjective value

Prospect theory

value function

Losses

Gains

Reference point

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13 Professions, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2006 • DOI: 10.1002/chp./47

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Data information knowledge
Data? Information? Knowledge? Professions, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2006 • DOI: 10.1002/chp.

  • Data: Raw facts

  • Information: Organized data

  • Knowledge: Meaningful information

    J Knowledge Management 2001;5:68-75.

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  • Knowledge translation Professions, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2006 • DOI: 10.1002/chp.

  • Knowledge utilization

  • Knowledge dissemination

  • Knowledge brokering

  • Knowledge transfer

  • Knowledge exchange

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Knowledge transfer
Knowledge transfer Professions, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2006 • DOI: 10.1002/chp.

A linear process through which research is first conceptualized and conducted, and the results are then handed over to the end-users.

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Knowledge transfer1
Knowledge transfer Professions, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2006 • DOI: 10.1002/chp.

The unidirectional nature of knowledge transfer has been criticized and recent studies have demonstrated that such strategies “have not proven to be effective in encouraging the adoption and implementation of new research results

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Knowledge translation
Knowledge translation Professions, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2006 • DOI: 10.1002/chp.

“The exchange, synthesis and ethically-sound application of research findings within a complex set of interactions among researchers and knowledge users. In other words, knowledge translation can be seen as an acceleration of the knowledge cycle; an acceleration of the natural transformation of knowledge into use.”

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Knowledge brokering
Knowledge brokering Professions, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2006 • DOI: 10.1002/chp.

“the human forces behind knowledge transfer…it helps build relationships and networks for sharing existing research and ideas and stimulating new work.”

Knowledge brokering supports evidence- based decision-making by encouraging the connections that ease knowledge transfer.

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Policy Makers Professions, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2006 • DOI: 10.1002/chp.

Politicians

Board Members

Managers

Institutional CEOs

Program Managers

Service Professionals

Physicians

Nurses

Researchers

Mission Oriented

In-house Employees

Management Consultants

Applied Research Institutes

Insulated Academics

Discovery Driven

Decision Makers

Solutions

Problems

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Issues and Priorities Professions, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2006 • DOI: 10.1002/chp.

Decision Makers

Service Delivery

Problems

Policy Makers

Managers

Dx, Tx, Px

Service Professionals

Solutions

Problems

Incentives

Researchers

Mission Oriented

Discovery Driven

Researchable

Questions

Research

Funders

Applications

Commercial R&D

Grant Agencies

Self-funding

Discovery

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Issues and Priorities Professions, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2006 • DOI: 10.1002/chp.

Decision Makers

Research

Funders

Applications

Discovery

Service Delivery

Problems

Policy Makers

Managers

Dx, Tx, Px

Service Professionals

Solutions

Problems

Incentives

Researchers

Mission Oriented

Discovery Driven

Researchable

Questions

Knowledge

Purveyors

Stories

Facts

Ideas

Best Practice

Interventions

Anecdotes

Interests

Wants

Values

Myths

Evidences

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Issues and Priorities Professions, Vol. 26 No. 1, Winter 2006 • DOI: 10.1002/chp.

Decision Makers

Research

Funders

Applications

Discovery

Service Delivery

Problems

Policy Makers

Managers

Dx, Tx, Px

Service Professionals

Solutions

Problems

Incentives

Researchers

Mission Oriented

Discovery Driven

Researchable

Questions

Knowledge

Purveyors

Stories

Public Relations

Media

Think Tank

Conferences

Journals

Books

Facts

Ideas

Best Practice

Interventions

Personal

Experiences

Anecdotes

Interests

Wants

Values

Myths

Assumptions

Evidences

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Lavis, J; Roberston, D.; Woodside, J.; McLeod, C.B.; Abelson; J. (2003). « How Can Research Organizations More Effectively Transfer Research Knowledge to Decision-Makers »; The Milbank Quarterly, 81 (2) : 221-248.

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A five step approach to knowledge transfer
A five-step approach to knowledge transfer Abelson; J. (2003). « How Can Research Organizations More Effectively Transfer Research Knowledge to Decision-Makers »; The Milbank Quarterly, 81 (2) : 221-248.

  • Message (WHAT?)

  • Target Audience (WHO?)

  • Messenger (BY WHOM?)

  • Knowledge transfer process and support system (HOW?)

  • Evaluation (with what EFFECT should it be transferred?)

Lavis, J; et al. (2003). « How Can Research Organizations More Effectively Transfer Research Knowledge to Decision-Makers »; The Milbank Quarterly, 81 (2) : 221-248.

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Knowledge
Knowledge Abelson; J. (2003). « How Can Research Organizations More Effectively Transfer Research Knowledge to Decision-Makers »; The Milbank Quarterly, 81 (2) : 221-248.?

  • Information: Organized data

  • Knowledge: Meaningful information

    J Knowledge Management 2001;5:68-75.

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The first published study on a scientific question may find the most exaggerated effect size and that as further evidence is gathered, effect sizes tend to diminish.

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Ioannidis, J. (2006). PLOS Clinical Trials 1(7. );


Thousands of observations are required before estimates of gene disease associations became stable.

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Message what
Message (WHAT?) gene disease associations became stable.

  • “Actionable messages” are preferable to single research reports or the results of single studies.

Music

Actionable message

Synthesis of research knowledge

Individual studies, articles and reports

Basic, theoretical and methodological innovations

Noise

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  • 2. Target Audience (WHO?) – The types of decisions being made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

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Target audience who
Target Audience (WHO?) made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

  • When selecting a target audience, one should consider:

    1) who will be able to act on the basis of the research,

    2) which can influence those who act, and

    3) with which audience can the most success be expected.

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3. Messenger (BY WHOM?) – The key here is credibility. made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

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G001 made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

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Psychiatrists’ social network made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

in TUMS

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Local opinion leaders
Local opinion leaders made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

  • Use of providers nominated by their colleagues as ‘educationally influential’. The investigators must have explicitly stated that their colleagues identified the opinion leaders.

  • Local opinion leaders

    • Up-to-date

    • Good communicators

    • Humanistic

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  • 4. Knowledge transfer process and support system (HOW?) made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

    Passive processes are widely recognized as ineffective, and interactive engagement is preferred. Two-way exchanges can, in the long term, produce beneficial cultural shifts.

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How should it be transferred
How should it be transferred? made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

Lomas (1993)

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Examples of diffusion activities
Examples of “Diffusion” Activities made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

  • Peer reviewed publication

  • Conference presentation

  • Final report to funders

  • Summary to agency

  • Non-peer reviewed publication

  • Website posting

    Graham I. KT ICEBeRG Symposium 2005

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Examples of implementation activities
Examples of “Implementation” Activities made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

  • Stakeholder involvement

  • Media involvement

  • Educational sessions with decision makers

  • Use of knowledge brokers

    Graham I. KT ICEBeRG Symposium 2005

Interaction

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Overview of reviews

Educational materials (1) made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

Educational meetings (1)

Educational outreach (1)

Audit and feedback (2)

Opinion leaders (1)

Mass media (1)

Reminders – general (4)

Reminders – Computer assisted drug dosage (3)

Reminders – CPOE (1)

Tailored interventions (1)

Prescribing – general (10)

Prescribing - safety (2)

Changing roles – nursing (1)

Changing roles – pharmacy (7)

Financial (4)

Regulatory (1)

General (10)

Overview of reviews

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Towards evidence based implementation
Towards evidence based implementation made and the types of decision-making environment at hand need to be considered (organizational and political factors cannot be neglected). When selecting a target audience, one should consider who will be able to act on the basis of the research, which can influence those who act, and with which audience can the most success be expected.

  • Most approaches to changing practice are more often based on beliefs than on scientific evidence

  • ‘Evidence based medicine should be complemented by evidence based implementation’

    Grol (1997). British Medical Journal.

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Message (WHAT?) – Judgments about the success of an initiative depend on the objective: are we looking for a change in behavior. An increase in awareness. Introduction of the issue into a debate.

Target Audience ( To WHOM?)

Messenger (BY WHOM?)

Knowledge transfer process and support system (HOW?)

Evaluation (with what EFFECT should it be transferred?)

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Learning objectives1
Learning objectives: – Judgments about the success of an initiative depend on the objective: are we looking for a change in behavior. An increase in awareness. Introduction of the issue into a debate.

Accept the necessity of knowledge translation (KT) activities,

Explain some definitions and concepts of KT,

Know the difference between dissemination and implementation,

Explain Push, Pull and Exchange efforts,

Become familiar with the characteristics of knowledge brokers,

Explain five stages of research result delivery.

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Knowing is not enough we must apply
“ Knowing is not enough; – Judgments about the success of an initiative depend on the objective: are we looking for a change in behavior. An increase in awareness. Introduction of the issue into a debate. we must apply.

Willing is not enough; we must do.”- Goethe

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