Increasing Evidence-Based Guideline Adoption
Part of Dr. Cancelliere’s work is focused on developing guideline-implementation toolkits. Her team is starting with three toolkits—focusing on concussion, headache and lumbar spinal stenosis. She is using the knowledge-to-action framework to effectively transfer her research findings into practice.
This framework involves building a comprehensive research team. Carol’s team will include end users, such as representative Canadian chiropractors and their patients, a knowledge-translation expert, and a professor in education who specializes in optimizing information delivery based on how people learn and the sociology behind learning.
The knowledge-to-action framework allows for a proper needs-assessment, identifying what and how to transfer knowledge to chiropractors and their patients. “You can’t just give guidelines to chiropractors and expect them to read and use them. They’re too long, too technical, and it can be hard to isolate the information they need,” Carol said.