Conceptual Model of Knowledge Utilization

Conceptual Model of Knowledge Utilization

D and/or I:
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:
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:
The # of times the original publication for the model was cited as indicated by Google Scholar since 2016.


Field of Origin:
The field of study in which the model originated.

Knowledge utilization in public policy

Whether the model is for the use of practitioners and/or researchers.

Researcher and Practitioner

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Name of the construct developed by classifying/aligning the elements abstracted from models.

Adopter/implementer/decision maker characteristics, Barriers and facilitators, Context, Context – Inner setting, Context – Outer setting, Evaluation, Identification, Stakeholders, Strategies

The original publication(s) of the model.

Lester JP. The utilization of policy analysis by state agency officials. Sci Commun 1993;14(3):267.

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

Kramer DM, Cole DC, Leithwood K. Doing knowledge transfer: engaging management and labor with research on employee health and safety. Bull Sci, Technol Soc 2004;24(4):316-30 doi:10.1177/0270467604267003

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