The Health Systems Area of Excellence (AoE) develops knowledge about health system learning and innovation to guide evidence-based practice and evidence-informed decision- and policy making across health care sectors and acute, continuing, ambulatory and community settings.
Items in this Collection
- 23Estabrooks, C.A.
- 15Cummings, G. G.
- 14Cummings, G.G.
- 14Estabrooks, C.
- 13Estabrooks, C. A.
- 13Norton, P.
- 15Knowledge translation
- 12Systematic reviews
- 10Long-term care
- 8Canada, Alberta
- 8Employee training
- 146Nursing, Faculty of
- 146Nursing, Faculty of/Health Systems
- 3Nursing, Faculty of/Nursing Education
- 3Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of
- 3Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of/Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence (ARCHE)
- 2Nursing, Faculty of/Health Equity
Background and Purpose. In this paper, we present a protocol for advanced psychometric assessments of surveys based on the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. We use the Alberta Context Tool (ACT) as an exemplar survey to which this protocol can be applied. Methods. Data mapping,...
A Systematic Review of Instruments to Assess Organizational Readiness for Knowledge Translation in Health CareDownload
Background: The translation of research into practices has been incomplete. Organizational readiness for change (ORC) is a potential facilitator of effective knowledge translation (KT). However we know little about the best way to assess ORC. Therefore, we sought to systematically review ORC...
A conceptual framework for interprofessional shared decision making in home care: protocol for a feasibility studyDownload
Background: Shared decision making (SDM) is fundamental to informed consent and client-centered care. So far, SDM frameworks have been limited to the client-physician dyad, even though care is increasingly delivered by interprofessional (IP) teams. IP collaboration is especially essential in home...
Researchers strive to optimize data quality in order to ensure that study findings are valid and reliable. In this paper, we describe a data quality control program designed to maximize quality of survey data collected using computer-assisted personal interviews. The quality control program...
A descriptive analysis of oral health systematic reviews published, 1991–2012: Cross sectional study.Download
Objectives To identify all systematic reviews (SRs) published in the domain of oral health research and describe them in terms of their epidemiological and descriptive characteristics. Design Cross sectional, descriptive study. Methods An electronic search of seven databases was performed...
Nursing homes have become complex care environments where residents have significant needs and most have age-related dementia. Building on research by Hirdes et al. (2011), we describe a resident profile in a representative sample of 30 urban nursing homes in the prairie provinces using Resident...
A protocol for a systematic review of the use of process evaluations in knowledge translation researchDownload
Background Experimental designs for evaluating knowledge translation (KT) interventions for professional behavior change can provide strong estimates of intervention effectiveness but offer limited insight how the intervention worked or not. Furthermore, trials provide little insight into the...
A systematic review of the psychometric properties of self-report research utilization measures used in healthcareDownload
Background: In healthcare, a gap exists between what is known from research and what is practiced. Understanding this gap depends upon our ability to robustly measure research utilization. Objectives: The objectives of this systematic review were: to identify self-report measures of research...