Knowledge Translation Tools
Knowledge Translation (KT) tools and products present evidence in clear, concise, user-friendly formats. The overall goal is to enhance uptake of evidence. Examples are patient decision aids, clinical practice guidelines, and educational resources. KT tools that are informed by systematic reviews are third generation knowledge.
This KT tool presents research to inform middle-aged women making decisions about managing body weight and taking action to make lifestyle changes. Some women use this together with a journal for tracking changes.
- Stacey D, Jull J, Beach S, Dumas A, Strychar I, Adamo K, Brochu M, Prud'homme D. Middle-aged women's decisions about body weight management: needs assessment and testing of a knowledge translation tool. Menopause. 2015 Apr;22(4):414-22. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000326.
- Brouwers M, Stacey D, O'Connor A. (2013). Knowledge translation tools: use of clinical practice guidelines and patient decision aids. In Straus SE, Graham ID, Tetroe J (Eds.). Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice, 2nd Edition. BMJ Books.
- Brouwers M, Stacey D, O'Connor A. Knowledge creation: synthesis, tools and products. CMAJ. 2010 Feb 9;182(2):E68-72. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.081230. Epub 2009 Nov 2.
Last modified: 2015-06-23.