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ERIC Number: EJ807167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0894-1912
After the Crash: Research-Based Theater for Knowledge Transfer
Colantonio, Angela; Kontos, Pia C.; Gilbert, Julie E.; Rossiter, Kate; Gray, Julia; Keightley, Michelle L.
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, v28 n3 p180-185 Sum 2008
Introduction: The aim of this project was to develop and evaluate a research-based dramatic production for the purpose of transferring knowledge about traumatic brain injury (TBI) to health care professionals, managers, and decision makers. Methods: Using results drawn from six focus group discussions with key stakeholders (consumers, informal caregivers, and health care practitioners experienced in the field of TBI) and relevant scientific literature, a 50-minute play was produced for the purpose of conveying the experiences of TBI survivors, informal care providers, and health practitioners and best practice for TBI care. A self-administered postperformance survey was distributed to audience members at the end of four performances in Ontario, Canada, to evaluate the play's efficacy. Two hundred ninety-one questionnaires were completed. The questionnaire had five questions scored on a 5-item Likert scale with space for open-ended comments. Results: Consistently high mean scores from the questionnaires indicate that theater is a highly efficacious and engaging method of knowledge transfer, particularly for complex material that deals with human emotion and interpersonal relationships. Discussion: Responses supported the effectiveness of drama as a knowledge translation strategy and identified its potential to impact practice positively. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada