The effect of knowledge translation procedures on application of information from a continuing education conference

Pediatr Phys Ther. 2012 Fall;24(3):259-66. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e31825be0c9.

Abstract

Purpose: This study investigated the effect of knowledge translation procedures as part of a continuing education conference for pediatric physical therapists on knowledge and frequency of use of tests and measures.

Methods: All attendees (28) were invited to complete a baseline self-report survey on knowledge and frequency of use of skills related to the use of standardized measures. Eleven attendees participated in the additional knowledge translation activities, including a 90-minute session during the conference and follow-up online interaction.

Results: On the baseline survey, conference attendees rated themselves higher on frequency of use compared with knowledge. The 8 conference attendees who completed the follow-up survey rated themselves higher in some aspects of knowledge and frequency of use of the skills related to standardized assessment.

Conclusions: The knowledge translation activities were easy to implement and led to positive changes in level of knowledge and frequency of use of tests and measures.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Education, Continuing / methods*
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination / methods*
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pennsylvania
  • Physical Therapy Specialty
  • Self Report
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Statistics, Nonparametric
  • Time Factors
  • Translational Research, Biomedical / methods*