Translating research for evidence-based public health: Key concepts and future directions

Lucie Rychetnik, Adrian Bauman, Rachel Laws, Lesley King, Chris Rissel, Don Nutbeam, Stephen Colagiuri, Ian Caterson

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Abstract

Applying research to guide evidence-based practice is an ongoing and significant challenge for public health. Developments in the emerging field of 'translation' have focused on different aspects of the problem, resulting in competing frameworks and terminology. In this paper the scope of 'translation' in public health is defined, and four related but conceptually different 'translation processes' that support evidence-based practice are outlined: (1) reviewing the transferability of evidence to new settings, (2) translation research, (3) knowledge translation, and (4) knowledge translation research. Finally, an integrated framework is presented to illustrate the relationship between these domains, and priority areas for further development and empirical research are identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1187-1192
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Volume66
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

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