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Table 3 Design of knowledge brokering intervention (based on the KTA framework 35)

From: Using knowledge brokers to facilitate the uptake of pediatric measurement tools into clinical practice: a before-after intervention study

Phase 1:
Adapting knowledge to local context - Knowledge tools and products
Content-specific materials synthesized, tailored for easy KB access
  Pre-workshop package sent to KBs containing a GMFM-88/66 manual, instructional CD-ROM, GMFCS training DVD, key published articles, and user-friendly summaries and case scenarios
  Additional materials posted on a private 'KB Discuss' intranet site
  Intranet site designed so KBs could post and respond to questions - community of practice encouraged
  Intranet site moderated by research team
  Power-Point presentations about the measures made available for download (KBs encouraged to modify and tailor)
Phase 2:
Assessing barriers and supports
In preparation for the KB interactive workshop, KBs completed a 'Supports and Barriers Questionnaire' to identify possible supports and barriers to implementation of the motor measures within their own clinical context.
  They were asked to consider factors within their organizational structure and resources, the target therapists, the measures themselves, and the children and families
Phase 3:
Selecting, tailoring, and implementing interventions
KBs empowered to select, tailor, and implement interventions as they felt appropriate
  KBs tracked activities using a weekly log book
  Regular KB teleconferences and use of online 'KBdiscuss' site facilitated sharing of strategies
Phase 4:
Monitoring use and evaluating outcomes
KBs and PTs completed online survey of knowledge and use, pre-brokering, 6, 12, and 18 months
  KBs, PTs, and centre administrators completed a semi-structured telephone interview about the utility of the KB process at 6 and 18 months