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Title: From research to clinical practice: Considerations in moving research into people's hands. Personal reflections that may be useful to others.
Author: Rosenbaum, P.
Date Published: 2005
Reference: Pediatric Rehabilitation, 8(3), 165-171.
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known


The purpose of this personal reflection is to consider some of the common challenges and opportunities in trying to 'get the important messages' out to people who could benefit from the information.

The author identifies two important strategies as:

  • ensuring the research is relevant to end users and asks the questions they think are important
  • involving service users in reviewing and commenting on written summaries of research, seeking their input at an early stage of developing the material. This ensures the information is accessible and useful.

He also considers whether it is necessary to produce different materials for different audiences and concludes that when information is produced in plain English, it is usually judged equally accessible by all audiences.

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Categories: health
public health
social care
Writing up and disseminating
impact on implementation and change
impact of public involvement
journal article
Implementation and change

Date Entered: 2009/01/28

Date Edited: 2012/11/20

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