Framework for the Dissemination & Utilization of Research for Health-Care Policy & Practice

Framework for the Dissemination & Utilization of Research for Health-Care Policy & Practice

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.

Health policy and clinical decision-making

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The original publication(s) of the model.

Dobbins M, DeCorby K, Robeson P, Tirilis D. Public health model. In: Rycroft-Malone J, Bucknall T, eds. Models and frameworks for implementing evidence-based practice: linking evidence to action. Chichester UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Dobbins M, Ciliska D, Cockerill R, Barnsley J, DiCenso A. A framework for the dissemination and utilization of research for health-care policy and practice. Online J Knowl Synth Nurs 2002;9:7.

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

Dobbins M, DeCorby K, Twiddy T. A knowledge transfer strategy for public health decision makers. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 2004;1(2):120-8.

Dobbins M, Hanna SE, Ciliska D, et al. A randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of knowledge translation and exchange strategies. Implement Sci 2009;4:61.

Jack SM, Dobbins M, Sword W, et al. Evidence-informed decision-making by professionals working in addiction agencies serving women: a descriptive qualitative study. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2011;6:29.

Jack SM, Dudding PRSW, Tonmyr L, Dobbins M, Brooks S. The uptake and utilization of research evidence by Ontario child welfare decision-makers: final report. Ottawa, ON: Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, 2009.

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