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Participatory research (PR) – the practice of involving stakeholders in research processes – is growing in prominence in health research because it can enhance the impact of research and the translation of research-based knowledge. Yet, the literature indicates that the products of PR studies are rarely evaluated empirically to track, demonstrate, and expand their claimed effectiveness and impact. This lack of measurement tools and frameworks can limit the effectiveness of knowledge translation (KT).
We introduce a framework for evaluating the products of PR called PROLIFERATE. We use an inductive combination of formative and summative evaluation methods to pilot test the framework on a Frailty PR communication product (a video) to determine the methods’ functionality.
PROLIFERATE demonstrates adeptness for evaluating barriers and enablers of PR product uptake, effectiveness, and impact. It can identify ways to address barriers by assessing knowledge user perspectives on the comprehensibility of the product, emotional resonance, motivation to change, and future accessibility.
PROLIFERATE can enable longitudinal and cross-sectional measurement of PR products in implementation and integrated KT efforts. It can evaluate and track the effectiveness and impact of different types of PR products in a situational responsive manner which compares users, platforms, and other factors in a replicable way.
Evaluation, health research, participatory research, impact measurement, knowledge translation metrics, implementation, video evaluation
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A winner of the Big Ideas video competition to improve the Australian health system. Consumer Health Forum of Australia, 2021.
Pinero de Plaza, Alejandra (Recipient), 23 Feb 2021
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March KT Conversations - Applying the PROLIFERATE Framework to the REDUCE Missed Oral Healthcare: It Takes a Team Project22 Mar 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Meet the Minds/Brave: Highlighting the unseen: Bringing frail, homebound and bedridden people into view with technology
Alejandra Pinero de Plaza (Speaker)8 Jun 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Australian primary care reform requires co-designed Telehealth-based care for its homebound populationPinero de Plaza, M. A., Beleigoli, A., McMillan, P., Clark, R., Visvanathan, R. & Kitson, A., 2021. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › PosterOpen AccessFile
Co-Designing Evidence-Based Videos in Health Care: A Case Exemplar of Developing Creative Knowledge Translation “Evidence-Experience” ResourcesArchibald, M., Ambagtsheer, R., Lawless, M., Thompson, M., Schultz, T., Chehade, M., Whiteway, L., Sheppard, A., Pinero de Plaza, M. A. & Kitson, A., 1 Jan 2021, In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 20, 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Effectiveness of telehealth versus standard care on healthcare utilization, health-related quality of life and wellbeing in homebound populationsPinero de Plaza, M. A., Beleigoli, A., Brown, S., Bulto, L., Gebremichael, L., Nesbitt, K., Noonan, S., McMillan, P., Clark, R., Tieu, M., Kitson, A., Champion, S., Pearson, V. & Hendriks, J., 5 Nov 2021, Prospero: International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews, 2021 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › ArticleOpen AccessFile