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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155629
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Moving Toward an Evidence-Based Public Health System: A Canadian Perspective
Abstract:
Moving Toward an Evidence-Based Public Health System: A Canadian Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Dobbins, Maureen, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:McMaster University
Title:assistant professor
Objective: The National Forum on Health in Canada in 1997, (13) identified the promotion of research transfer and uptake and evidence-based decision-making, as two important priorities for the Canadian health care system. Research has determined that factors such as key stakeholders; organizational culture; individual decision-making style; the research evidence itself and the importance of the decision to the goals of the organization, significantly influence the use of research evidence. This paper will chronicle activities underway in Canada to assist public health decision-makers become aware of, accept and incorporate research evidence into policy and practice decisions. Approach: A program of research among public health decision-makers has been ongoing since 1995. The studies have sought to a) identify barriers to research utilization among decision-makers (Ciliska, 1999); b) identify factors that facilitate the use of research evidence for program decision-making (Dobbins, 2001; Dobbins, 2001); and c) understand decision-makers’ information needs and preferences (Dobbins, 2003). Findings: The findings highlight the importance of factors of the organization, environment, individual and the innovation (research evidence), to the use of research evidence in decision-making. Culture and decision-making style were found to be particularly important, along with perceived skill to critically appraise research evidence and social environments supportive of research evidence. Decision-makers clearly articulated their information needs with respect to content, format and method of delivery. Conclusions: The findings have been instrumental in the development of a national public health knowledge transfer strategy. The investigators contend that consultation with potential users of research evidence is crucial to ensure the conduct of relevant and timely research as well as the development of an effective knowledge transfer strategy. The results have also assisted in the development of more appropriate and objective outcome measures. Implications: Implications for future research and activity will be addressed in light of the results presented.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMoving Toward an Evidence-Based Public Health System: A Canadian Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155629-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Moving Toward an Evidence-Based Public Health System: A Canadian Perspective</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 21, 2004</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><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The National Forum on Health in Canada in 1997, (13) identified the promotion of research transfer and uptake and evidence-based decision-making, as two important priorities for the Canadian health care system. Research has determined that factors such as key stakeholders; organizational culture; individual decision-making style; the research evidence itself and the importance of the decision to the goals of the organization, significantly influence the use of research evidence. This paper will chronicle activities underway in Canada to assist public health decision-makers become aware of, accept and incorporate research evidence into policy and practice decisions. Approach: A program of research among public health decision-makers has been ongoing since 1995. The studies have sought to a) identify barriers to research utilization among decision-makers (Ciliska, 1999); b) identify factors that facilitate the use of research evidence for program decision-making (Dobbins, 2001; Dobbins, 2001); and c) understand decision-makers&rsquo; information needs and preferences (Dobbins, 2003). Findings: The findings highlight the importance of factors of the organization, environment, individual and the innovation (research evidence), to the use of research evidence in decision-making. Culture and decision-making style were found to be particularly important, along with perceived skill to critically appraise research evidence and social environments supportive of research evidence. Decision-makers clearly articulated their information needs with respect to content, format and method of delivery. Conclusions: The findings have been instrumental in the development of a national public health knowledge transfer strategy. The investigators contend that consultation with potential users of research evidence is crucial to ensure the conduct of relevant and timely research as well as the development of an effective knowledge transfer strategy. The results have also assisted in the development of more appropriate and objective outcome measures. Implications: Implications for future research and activity will be addressed in light of the results presented.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:01:19Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:01:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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