Translating Cancer Control Research Into Primary Care Practice: A Conceptual Framework

Graham, A.L. and Kerner, J.F. and Quinlan, Kathleen M. and Vinson, C. and Best, A. (2008) Translating Cancer Control Research Into Primary Care Practice: A Conceptual Framework. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 2 (3). pp. 241-249. ISSN 1559-8276. E-ISSN 1559-8284. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827608314146) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Effective dissemination, implementation, and adoption of research-tested lifestyle risk factor interventions within primary care are critical to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study is to identify short- and long-term action steps within primary care research and practice to bridge the discovery-to-delivery gap in cancer prevention and control. Experts in primary care research and practice from the United States and Canada participated in this qualitative project. Concept mapping was used to synthesize expert input on actions to improve research-practice integration in cancer prevention and control. Results were used to facilitate an action-planning meeting among primary care researchers and practitioners. Five areas were identified as critical to improving the integration of research and practice in cancer prevention and control: (1) stakeholder collaborations, (2) organizational culture and structure, (3) learning infrastructure, (4) incentives and funding, and (5) data and accountability systems. Addressing the discovery-to-delivery gap in primary care requires collaboration among researchers and practitioners throughout the knowledge production cycle. The model developed in this project can be used to stimulate actions at the individual, organizational, and systems level to reduce the burden of cancer related to lifestyle risk factors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: cancer, concept mapping, dissemination, knowledge integration, primary care
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > University wide - Teaching/Research Groups > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Kathleen M Quinlan
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 16:18 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 11:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60293 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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