ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation

D and/or I:
information tooltip image The focus on dissemination and/or implementation activities. D-only focuses on an active approach of spreading evidence-based interventions to target audience via determined channels using planned strategies. D=I, D>I, and I>D means there is some focus on both dissemination and implementation. I-only focuses on process of putting to use or integrating evidence-based interventions within a setting.


Socio-Ecological Levels:
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Field of Origin:
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Evaluation, Knowledge and Knowledge Synthesis, Translation, Maintenance and Sustainability, Outcomes – Health/QOL/Satisfaction/Clinical

information tooltip image The original publication(s) of the model.

Stevens, K. R. (2004). ACE Star Model of EBP: Knowledge Transformation. Academic Center for Evidence-based Practice. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Orta R, Messmer PR, Valdes GR, Turkel M, Fields SD, Wei CC. Knowledge and Competency of Nursing Faculty Regarding Evidence-Based Practice. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2016 Sep 1;47(9):409-19. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20160817-08.

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