Rehabilitation should be based on evidence to allow for the best possible results for individuals with trauma. Knowledge translation is a strategy to facilitate the implementation of evidence in clinical practices, but the most effective knowledge translation strategies remain to be identified in trauma rehabilitation. The general goal of my research program is to study the mechanisms and strategies used to implement and facilitate the sustainability of evidence-based practices in trauma rehabilitation.
The objectives aim to evaluate the effectiveness of complex knowledge translation addressing the evidence, the context, and the implementation technique to influence the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of clinicians in the trauma rehabilitation field, and to clarify the conceptual and empirical factors that allow for the sustainability of evidence-based practice.
Three studies will enable us to meet this goal. The study A (Creation and evaluation of Guideline Implementation tools (GItools)) aims to evaluate the effectiveness of GItools to implement evidence included in a clinical practice guideline. Study B is a realist review of effectiveness and mechanisms of organizational knowledge translation strategy. Study c (Evaluation of the effectiveness of an organizational strategy for the implementation of recommendations from a traumatic brain injury rehabilitation clinical practice guideline) will evaluate the effectiveness of an organizational knowledge translation strategy to influence the knowledge, attitude and practice of clinicians.