Improving Field Knowledge Translation through exchange with users




Poster session 2


Monday 17 September 2018 - 12:30 to 14:00

All authors in correct order:

Celani MG1, Arienti C2, Cantisani TA1, Gimigliano F3, Mahan KM4, Negrini S2
1 Department of Neurophysiopathology, Perugia Hospital, Cochrane Neurological Sciences, Italy
2 IRCCS Don Gnocchi Foundation, Cochrane Rehabilitation, Italy
3 Department of Mental and Physical Health, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Cochrane Rehabilitation, Italy
4 Health Authority, Umbria Region, Cochrane Neurological Sciences, Italy
Presenting author and contact person

Presenting author:

Maria Grazia Celani

Contact person:

Abstract text
On 9 March 2018 the Italian Cochrane Network will launch a first meeting in Milan for new and experienced review authors and users of Cochrane evidence. The aim of the meeting is to present Cochrane's newly appointed Governing Board and Strategy 2020.

Within this context the Neurological Sciences and Rehabilitation Fields decided to organise a workshop to share the new Knowledge Translation Strategy, with the aim of making Cochrane evidence in Italy more relevant and accessible to attending stakeholders and also to elicit perspectives, ideas and cultural values from different existing and potential Italian users through direct consultation and enhanced discussion in order to offer Cochrane Knowledge Translation Framework indications, suggestions and hints.

The two Field directors will talk about Field activities and present the Cochrane Knowledge Translation Strategy to participants (100 in total). To enhance participation, it was decided to divide attendees into homogeneous working groups by category: students, clinicians, researchers, consumers and policy-makers.

There will be a moderator from a Cochrane Field in each group to facilitate discussion using predetermined and semi-structured questions so that all participants have the opportunity to actively participate. Each participant will be asked to write down his/her experience in accessing Cochrane evidence and in implementing Cochrane evidence in their specific working environment or daily life. The moderators will collect the notes and divide them into issues that are similar.

The two Field directors will present their Field’s dissemination strategy.

A further presentation will integrate the two Field strategies with the new suggestions coming from the stakeholder group work. The workshop will close following an interactive discussion.

Patient or healthcare consumer involvement:
We expect that through this model, health professionals will understand at best the process of driving knowledge from research into action in their clinical daily life and consumers and patient groups will be engaged to inform, contribute and actively understand evidence needs and support decision-making in an empowered way.

Relevance to patients and consumers: 

Our work allows us to be aware of users’ needs and, between them, consumers’ needs in traducing evidence in practice, to define at best difficulties and barriers and to achieve a shared understanding of the different point of views. We expect that consumers and patient groups will be engaged to inform, contribute and support decision making in a empowered style