Chapter 3. The Knowledge-to-Action Cycle

  1. Sharon E. Straus MD, FRCPC, MSc6,7,
  2. Jacqueline Tetroe MA8 and
  3. Ian D. Graham PhD8,9
  1. Sharon E. Straus MD, FRCPC, MSc6,7,
  2. Alison Kitson BSc(Hons), PhD, RN, FRCN1,
  3. Margaret B. Harrison RN, PhD2,
  4. Ian D. Graham PhD8,9,
  5. Béatrice Fervers MD, MSc3,
  6. France Légaré PhD4,
  7. Barbara Davies RN, PhD9,
  8. Nancy Edwards MSc, PhD9 and
  9. Sumit R. Majumdar MD, MPH5

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311747.ch3

Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice

Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice

How to Cite

Straus, S. E., Kitson, A., Harrison, M. B., Graham, I. D., Fervers, B., Légaré, F., Davies, B., Edwards, N. and Majumdar, S. R. (2009) The Knowledge-to-Action Cycle, in Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice (eds S. E. Straus, J. Tetroe and I. D. Graham), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311747.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 6

    Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

  2. 7

    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  3. 8

    Knowledge Translation Portfolio, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  4. 9

    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    Practice and Research in Nursing (PRN) Group, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada

  3. 3

    Oncology Guideline Programme, French Federation of Cancer Centers (FNCLCC), Centre Léon Bérard and Université Lyon, Lyon, France

  4. 4

    Centre de Recherche, Hospital St. François-d'Assise, and Department of Family Medicine, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada

  5. 5

    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

  6. 6

    Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

  7. 7

    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  8. 8

    Knowledge Translation Portfolio, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  9. 9

    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181068

Online ISBN: 9781444311747

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Keywords:

  • knowledge-to-action cycle;
  • the action cycle;
  • identifying knowledge-to-action gaps;
  • adapting knowledge to local context;
  • assessing barriers and facilitators to knowledge use;
  • selecting KT interventions;
  • educational interventions;
  • linkage and exchange interventions;
  • monitoring knowledge use and evaluating outcomes of knowledge use;
  • sustaining knowledge use

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The action cycle

  • Identifying the knowledge-to-action gaps

  • Adapting knowledge to a local context

  • Assessing barriers and facilitators to knowledge use

  • Selecting KT interventions

  • Monitoring and evaluating knowledge

  • Sustaining knowledge use

  • Case examples