The message below is forwarded from the Global Health Knowledge Collaborative, with thanks to Theresa Norton
Please see a new publication announcement below.
Article: Applying the Theoretical Domains Framework to understand knowledge broker decisions in selecting evidence for knowledge translation in low- and middle-income countries
The decisions of knowledge brokers influence how evidence spreads in health systems, according to an article published June 2019 in the journal Health Research Policy and Systems. The authors note that health system actors face an abundance of clinical and implementation evidence with the potential to improve health outcomes. Knowledge brokers (KBs) are organizations and individuals who play a part as intermediaries supporting evidence-informed health policy and practice by selecting and synthesizing evidence to meet the needs of research users. The article describes the application and adaptation of the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) of psychological theories to explore how evidence is translated to action in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by better understanding internal and external barriers and facilitators influencing KBs decisions in their role. Understanding how KBs in LMICs reflect on evidence and interact with their environment has the potential for improving global dissemination efforts and LMIC-to-LMIC exchange of evidence and implementation approaches.
The article was written by Theresa C. Norton, Daniela C. Rodriguez, and Sara Willems. The full text is available at https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-019-0463-9
Forwarded by Neil Pakenham-Walsh