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Evaluation of the "Foundations in Knowledge Translation" training initiative: preparing end users to practice KT.


ABSTRACT: Current knowledge translation (KT) training initiatives are primarily focused on preparing researchers to conduct KT research rather than on teaching KT practice to end users. Furthermore, training initiatives that focus on KT practice have not been rigorously evaluated and have focused on assessing short-term outcomes and participant satisfaction only. Thus, there is a need for longitudinal training evaluations that assess the sustainability of training outcomes and contextual factors that may influence outcomes.We evaluated the KT training initiative "Foundations in KT" using a mixed-methods longitudinal design. "Foundations in KT" provided training in KT practice and included three tailored in-person workshops, coaching, and an online platform for training materials and knowledge exchange. Two cohorts were included in the study (62 participants, including 46 "Foundations in KT" participants from 16 project teams and 16 decision-maker partners). Participants completed self-report questionnaires, focus groups, and interviews at baseline and at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after the first workshop.Participant-level outcomes include survey results which indicated that participants' self-efficacy in evidence-based practice (F(1,8.9)?=?23.7, p?=?0.001, n?=?45), KT activities (F(1,23.9)?=?43.2, p?

SUBMITTER: Park JS 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC5918493 | BioStudies | 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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