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There is confusion and misunderstanding about the concepts of knowledge translation, knowledge transfer, knowledge exchange, research utilization, implementation, diffusion, and dissemination. We review the terms and definitions used to describe the concept of moving knowledge into action. We also offer a conceptual framework for thinking about the process(More)
In summary, the transfer of continuity-of-care innovations to practice is a complex process. Knowledge transfer is complex in and of itself, and in the case of continuity-of-care innovations this complexity is compounded by the need to simultaneously target multiple sectors, settings, agencies, and providers. Although there are a number of knowledge(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore perceptions of spirituality in women who had undergone a breast diagnostic experience. RESEARCH APPROACH Qualitative, phenomenologic study using Giorgi's approach. SETTING An outpatient comprehensive breast assessment center. PARTICIPANTS 20 Caucasian women, aged 30-89, who had just completed the diagnostic process,(More)
The study objective was to investigate physicians' perceptions of three patient decision aids (DA). Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 20 family physicians and 12 gynecologists about a DA for women considering long-term hormone replacement therapy; with 16 respirologists about a DA for the use of intubation and mechanical ventilation(More)
The present supplement summarizes the proceedings of the symposium "Implementing practice guidelines: A workshop on guidelines dissemination and implementation with a focus on asthma and COPD", which took place in Quebec City, Quebec, from April 14 to 16, 2005. This international symposium was a joint initiative of the Laval University Office of Continuing(More)
BACKGROUND Decision aids are evidence based tools that assist patients in making informed values-based choices and supplement the patient-clinician interaction. While there is evidence to show that decision aids improve key indicators of patients' decision quality, relatively little is known about physicians' acceptance of decision aids or factors that(More)
BACKGROUND Decreasing the use of continuous electronic fetal monitoring and increasing professional labor support for low-risk pregnancies are recommended by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. This study explored factors influencing the successful (and unsuccessful) introduction of an evidence-based fetal health surveillance(More)
Addressing skin care issues requires a systematic and comprehensive approach. We used the pragmatic Ottawa Model of Research Use to guide the implementation of clinical practice guidelines in a surgical program of a tertiary care hospital. Assessments were made of existing clinical practice guidelines, the practice environment, and the potential adopters.(More)