Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University

core Study 12

Successful Knowledge Translation from the Perspective of Diverse Knowledge Users: An Exploratory Study

How do our knowledge users want to be involved in the research process and knowledge exchange, and what are the best ways to keep them engaged? This is what researchers will determine from this mixed methods study. Their aim is to identify the most effective ways to partner with knowledge users to achieve the common goal of improving health services for adults with multiple chronic conditions. Knowledge users including patients and their families, health professionals, health system decision-makers, researchers and students, will be asked these five questions.

What do knowledge users perceive as “optimal engagement” as part of a research team?

What are the perceptions of knowledge users about how to best facilitate sustained engagement?

What are the perceptions of knowledge users about ways to facilitate exchange of knowledge and expertise?

What does successful knowledge uptake (use) look like in relation to knowledge users’ work with ACHRU?

What are knowledge users’ experiences in engagement in the ACHRU research team?

Funder: McMaster University, Neumeier Fund

 

Research Summary

  • Ruta Valaitis
    Dorothy C. Hall Chair in Primary Health Care Nursing
    Associate Professor, McMaster University School of Nursing
    Associate Member, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University,
  • Rebecca Ganann
    Assistant Professor School of Nursing, Co-Investigator ACHRU
    McMaster University
    School of Nursing
  • Maureen Markle-Reid
  • Jenny Ploeg
  • Laurie Kennedy
  • Anita Kothari
  • Jennifer Yost
  • Kathy Fisher
  • Kristina Chang

Publications and Activities relating to this study:

Successful Integrated Knowledge Translation: What Do Our Knowledge Users Think?

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Rebecca Ganann Receives Respected Postdoctoral Fellow Leadership Award

We are very proud to announce Rebecca Ganann, is a recipient of the 2017 FHS Research Plenary Postdoctoral Fellow Leadership Award.

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