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ERIC Number: EJ775625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0894-1912
Knowledge Translation Case Study: A Rural Community Collaborates with Researchers to Investigate Health Issues
Timmons, Vianne; Critchley, Kim; Campbell, Barbara Ruth; McAuley, Alexander; Taylor, Jennifer P.; Walton, Fiona
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, v27 n3 p183-187 Sum 2007
Introduction: Knowledge translation implies the exchange and synthesis of knowledge between researchers and research users, employing a high level of communication and participation, not only to share the knowledge found through research, but also to implement subsequent strategies. Prince Edward Island, a rural province in Canada, provided the setting to exchange knowledge between researchers and a rural community on the health issues affecting children. Methods: A case study reports census data, demographic trends, and information about health issues immediate to the community. These focus groups were held to plan solutions to the community's health priorities. The process was participatory, characterized by community involvement. Results: Those participating in the focus groups were interested in research findings and literature to solve local problems. Parenting and mental health were determined to be priority issues requiring broader community engagement. The process of translating knowledge into action after the focus groups met lacked widespread involvement of the community. Discussion: Although encouraged to do so, the larger rural community did not participate in examining research findings or in planning interventions. The parents in this community may not have perceived themselves as having influence in the process or goals of the project. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada