The Signature project: findings from an international knowledge translation collaboration

Alison Kitson, Richard Wiechula, Tiffany Conroy, N Whitaker, Susan Salmond, C Holly

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Introduction: This research presents the results of an 18 month international, remotely facilitated knowledge translation project. This project was the result of a collaborative alliance between The University of Adelaide and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Method: Using a structured intervention (the KT toolkit), teams from six healthcare facilities in New Jersey worked with an expert facilitation team from the JBI collaborative centres of the above named organisations. A realist evaluation methodology was used to explore 4 areas: context, facilitation, evidence and individual characteristics. Realist evaluation seeks to explore the links between context, mechanism and outcome by asking the question ‘What works, for whom, in what circumstances and why?’ (Wong et al. 2012)
Findings: This presentation will describe the underlying mechanisms that lead to successful KT interventions; transferability of knowledge and skills, capacity building, personal learning and development as well as the ability to understand and working within context to implement practice change. Following this study the KT toolkit has been refined and the involved teams are considering the next stage of KT capacity building.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 Joanna Briggs Institute International Colloquium -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …


Conference2012 Joanna Briggs Institute International Colloquium
Period1/01/12 → …


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