Promoting Evidence-Based Practice through the Creation of an Interactive Web Site: Helping Decision Makers to Locate, Assess, and Incorporate Research Evidence

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148184
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Presentation
Title:
Promoting Evidence-Based Practice through the Creation of an Interactive Web Site: Helping Decision Makers to Locate, Assess, and Incorporate Research Evidence
Abstract:
Promoting Evidence-Based Practice through the Creation of an Interactive Web Site: Helping Decision Makers to Locate, Assess, and Incorporate Research Evidence
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Dobbins, Maureen, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:McMaster University
Title:assistant professor
Co-Authors:Kara DeCorby, MSc
Objective: Produce a user-friendly online registry to disseminate effectiveness evidence to public health and health promotion decision makers across Canada with a format, content, and mode of delivery most useful in decision making. Design: Qualitative analysis of interview and focus group data. Population: Public health/health promotion decision makers within appropriate federal and provincial ministries, coordinators, directors, and consultants working in non-government organizations, and medical officers of health, program directors and managers in local and regional health units. Sample/Setting: Fifty-four individual interviews and 9 focus groups in Canadian provinces and territories. Concept: Development of an online resource to support the information needs of researchers, decision makers, and practitioners. Methods: Use of qualitative data drawn from 54 individual and 9 focus group interviews, in consultation with a web development firm. Findings: Considerable support for the creation of an online, interactive registry of effectiveness evidence. Conclusion: The registry will bypass the need to search multiple databases for literature reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health/health promotion interventions; a task that decision-makers have indicated they have limited time, skill, capacity, and resources to conduct. The registry would be one component of a multi-component strategy that would support users in accessing and interpreting research evidence, and connecting with other users who are part of an online community. Implications: A prototype demonstrates user-friendliness and value added: all reviews have been quality assessed and users can sort reviews by methodological quality ratings. In addition, the registry web site would provide opportunities for researchers, practitioners and decision makers to form online communities related to areas of practice/study, and receive updates regarding new research evidence in their respective fields. Providing an easily navigable, reliable online experience will facilitate networking and knowledge transfer nationally and internationally.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePromoting Evidence-Based Practice through the Creation of an Interactive Web Site: Helping Decision Makers to Locate, Assess, and Incorporate Research Evidenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148184-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Promoting Evidence-Based Practice through the Creation of an Interactive Web Site: Helping Decision Makers to Locate, Assess, and Incorporate Research Evidence</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dobbins, Maureen, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">McMaster University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">assistant professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dobbinsm@mcmaster.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kara DeCorby, MSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Produce a user-friendly online registry to disseminate effectiveness evidence to public health and health promotion decision makers across Canada with a format, content, and mode of delivery most useful in decision making. Design: Qualitative analysis of interview and focus group data. Population: Public health/health promotion decision makers within appropriate federal and provincial ministries, coordinators, directors, and consultants working in non-government organizations, and medical officers of health, program directors and managers in local and regional health units. Sample/Setting: Fifty-four individual interviews and 9 focus groups in Canadian provinces and territories. Concept: Development of an online resource to support the information needs of researchers, decision makers, and practitioners. Methods: Use of qualitative data drawn from 54 individual and 9 focus group interviews, in consultation with a web development firm. Findings: Considerable support for the creation of an online, interactive registry of effectiveness evidence. Conclusion: The registry will bypass the need to search multiple databases for literature reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health/health promotion interventions; a task that decision-makers have indicated they have limited time, skill, capacity, and resources to conduct. The registry would be one component of a multi-component strategy that would support users in accessing and interpreting research evidence, and connecting with other users who are part of an online community. Implications: A prototype demonstrates user-friendliness and value added: all reviews have been quality assessed and users can sort reviews by methodological quality ratings. In addition, the registry web site would provide opportunities for researchers, practitioners and decision makers to form online communities related to areas of practice/study, and receive updates regarding new research evidence in their respective fields. Providing an easily navigable, reliable online experience will facilitate networking and knowledge transfer nationally and internationally.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:41:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:41:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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