Knowledge translation: the basics for public health professionals

Authors

  • Nina Van Der Stuyft University of Ghent. Bélgica. Socióloga, MSc Public Health
  • Alonso Soto Escuela de Medicina. Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, Perú. Departamento de Medicina. Hospital Nacional Hipólito Unanue. Lima, Perú Médico Internista, PhD in Medical Sciences
  • Lely Solari Escuela de Medicina. Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, Perú. Médica Infectóloga, MSc Disease Control.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2016.333.2325

Keywords:

Knowledge translation, Decision making, Public health

Abstract

Knowledge translation (KT) in Public Health involves the use of scientific evidence by decision makers when generating health policies directed to accelerate the benefits resulting from research and innovation in health system and ultimately people´s health. In this paper we review the definitions and conceptual frameworks related to systematization of KT processes. The different approaches to KT share the concept that KT is composed by two main elements: a product (information) developed through scientific method with a friendly format for the target public and an action devoted to support or promote a health related practice using the aforementioned product. The understanding and application of KT is a key element for effective use of knowledge in decision making.

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Published

2016-08-08

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Review

How to Cite

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Van Der Stuyft N, Soto A, Solari L. Knowledge translation: the basics for public health professionals. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2016 Aug. 8 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];33(3):513-9. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2325

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