Canadian Institutes of Health Research Knowledge Translation within the Research Cycle Model or Knowledge Action Model

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:
information tooltip image The level of the framework at which the model operates. Individual includes personal characteristics; Organization includes hospitals, service organizations, and factories; Community includes local government and neighborhoods; System includes hospital systems and government; Policy includes changes in policy.


Number of Times Cited:
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Field of Origin:
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Public Health

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Researcher and Practitioner

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Adopter/implementer/decision maker characteristics, Adoption, Context – Outer setting, Evaluation, Innovation characteristics, Outcomes, Strategies

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

Armstrong R, Waters E, Roberts H, Oliver S, Popay J. The role and theoretical evolution of knowledge translation and exchange in public health. J Public Health (Oxf) 2006 Dec;28:384–9. [PubMed: 17082462] Brachaniec M, Tillier W, Dell F. The Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) knowledge exchange task force: An innovative approach to knowledge translation. JCCA J Can Chiropr Assoc 2006 Mar;50:8–13. Graham ID, Logan J, Harrison MB, Straus SE, Tetroe J, Caswell W, et al. Lost in knowledge translation: Time for a map? J Contin Educ Health Prof 2006 Winter;26:13–24. [PubMed: 16557505]

information tooltip image Citations of studies that have used the model as an outline for their study.

Babatunde FO, MacDermid JC, MacIntyre N. A therapist-focused knowledge translation intervention for improving patient adherence in musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice. Arch Physiother. 2017 Jan 6;7:1. doi: 10.1186/s40945-016-0029-x.

Xu Y, Li S, Zhao P, Zhao J. Using the knowledge-to-action framework with joint arthroplasty patients to improve the quality of care transition: a quasi-experimental study. J Orthop Surg Res. 2020 Jan 29;15(1):31. doi: 10.1186/s13018-020-1561-7.

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