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Core knowledge translation competencies: a scoping review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, June 2018
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Title
Core knowledge translation competencies: a scoping review
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BMC Health Services Research, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12913-018-3314-4
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Anastasia A. Mallidou, Pat Atherton, Liza Chan, Noreen Frisch, Stephanie Glegg, Gayle Scarrow

Abstract

Knowledge translation (KT) is the broad range of activities aimed at supporting the use of research findings leading to evidence-based practice (EBP) and policy. Recommendations have been made that capacity building efforts be established to support individuals to enact KT. In this study, we summarized existing knowledge on KT competencies to provide a foundation for such capacity building efforts and to inform policy and research. Our research questions were "What are the core KT competencies needed in the health sector?" and "What are the interventions and strategies to teach and reinforce those competencies?" We used a scoping review approach and an integrated KT process by involving an Advisory Group of diverse stakeholders. We searched seven health and interdisciplinary electronic databases and grey literature sources for materials published from 2003 to 2017 in English language only. Empirical and theoretical publications in health that examined KT competencies were retrieved, reviewed, and synthesized. Overall, 1171 publications were retrieved; 137 were fully reviewed; and 15 empirical and six conceptual academic, and 52 grey literature publications were included and synthesized in this scoping review. From both the academic and grey literature, we categorized 19 KT core competencies into knowledge, skills, or attitudes; and identified commonly used interventions and strategies to enhance KT competencies such as education, organizational support and hands-on training. These initial core KT competencies for individuals provide implications for education, policy, knowledge brokering, and future research, and on the need for future evaluation of the KT competencies presented. We also discuss the essential role of organizational support and culture for successful KT activities/practice.

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 15%
Student > Master 31 15%
Researcher 29 14%
Other 22 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 6%
Other 48 23%
Unknown 38 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 39 18%
Social Sciences 36 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 32 15%
Psychology 12 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 8 4%
Other 39 18%
Unknown 47 22%

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