EMTReK – Evidence-based Model for the Transfer and Exchange of Research Knowledge

EMTReK – Evidence-based Model for the Transfer and Exchange of Research Knowledge

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.

Pallative Care

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

Researcher and Practioner

The original publication(s) of the model.

Prihodova L, Guerin S, Kernohan WG. Knowledge transfer and exchange frameworks in health and their applicability to palliative care: scoping review protocol. J Adv Nurs. 2015 Jul;71(7):1717-25. doi: 10.1111/jan.12642. Epub 2015 Mar 5. PMID: 25739936.

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

Payne C, Brown MJ, Guerin S, Kernohan WG. EMTReK: An Evidence-based Model for the Transfer & Exchange of Research Knowledge—Five Case Studies in Palliative Care. SAGE Open Nursing. January 2019. doi:10.1177/2377960819861854

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