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[Consumer Stream] Consumer-led knowledge translation: leveraging patient networks to disseminate Cochrane reviews

Date and Location

Session: 

W4.09

Date: 

Monday 23 September 2013 - 13:30 - 15:00

Location

Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person

Mary Brachaniec
Tamara Rader

Facilitators

Mary Brachaniec
Janet Gunderson
Tamara Rader
Angela Busch
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country

First name

Julia

Last name

Bidonde

Affiliation and Country

Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group, Canada

First name

Nicole

Last name

Ward

Affiliation and Country

Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group, Canada
Target audience

Target audience

Consumers, the public, review authors, clinicians

Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?

Open

Level of knowledge required

Any
Type of workshop

Type of workshop

Discussion
Abstract text

Abstract

Objectives: 1) To use a structured approach to discuss and prioritise evidence based knowledge translation strategies to disseminate the results of a series of Cochrane reviews on exercise for fibromyalgia to consumers; 2) To use workshop proceedings to guide plans to disseminate review results to consumers in order to facilitate shared decision making and self-management. Description: While exercise is a key element in fibromyalgia management, patient access to high quality treatment information is limited. To improve this access, the fibromyalgia and exercise review team is developing a knowledge translation plan to share review results with consumers as widely as possible through established national and international patient organizations and communication networks. This workshop will assist this review team to gather stakeholder input on this dissemination strategy. The consumer-facilitator will summarize evidence based dissemination strategies for consumers; and use a structured, nominal group technique (Van de Ven & Delbecq, 1971) to generate, discuss and prioritize ideas in terms of potential impact and feasibility. Full participant engagement and feedback will be encouraged using this dynamic and collaborative group technique. Workshop results will inform plans for the fibromyalgia and exercise review team to share results with patients to facilitate shared decision making and self-management.