M Dobbins

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Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A framework for the dissemination and utilization of research for health-care policy and practice
    Maureen Dobbins
    McMaster University School of Nursing, 1200 Main Street West, 3H46D, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    Online J Knowl Synth Nurs 9:7. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Fostering evidence-based decision-making in Canada: examining the need for a Canadian population and public health evidence centre and research network
    Lori Kiefer
    Can J Public Health 96:I1-40 following 200. 2005
  3. pmc Institutionalization of evidence-informed practices in healthcare settings
    Gabriela Novotna
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:112. 2012
  4. pmc The effectiveness of knowledge translation strategies used in public health: a systematic review
    Rebecca Larocca
    McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:751. 2012
  5. pmc Information seeking for making evidence-informed decisions: a social network analysis on the staff of a public health department in Canada
    Reza Yousefi-Nooraie
    Health Research Methodology Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:118. 2012
  6. doi request reprint School-based physical activity programs for promoting physical activity and fitness in children and adolescents aged 6 to 18
    Maureen Dobbins
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD007651. 2013
  7. pmc An optimal search filter for retrieving systematic reviews and meta-analyses
    Edwin Lee
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1200 Main St, W, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:51. 2012
  8. pmc The use of tacit and explicit knowledge in public health: a qualitative study
    Anita Kothari
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:20. 2012
  9. pmc Building capacity for evidence informed decision making in public health: a case study of organizational change
    Leslea Peirson
    McMaster University School of Nursing, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:137. 2012
  10. pmc Evidence-informed decision-making by professionals working in addiction agencies serving women: a descriptive qualitative study
    Susan M Jack
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:29. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint A framework for the dissemination and utilization of research for health-care policy and practice
    Maureen Dobbins
    McMaster University School of Nursing, 1200 Main Street West, 3H46D, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    Online J Knowl Synth Nurs 9:7. 2002
    ..The purpose of this paper is to construct a comprehensive framework of research dissemination and utilization that is useful for both health policy and clinical decision-making...
  2. ncbi request reprint Fostering evidence-based decision-making in Canada: examining the need for a Canadian population and public health evidence centre and research network
    Lori Kiefer
    Can J Public Health 96:I1-40 following 200. 2005
  3. pmc Institutionalization of evidence-informed practices in healthcare settings
    Gabriela Novotna
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:112. 2012
    ..In this paper, we discuss the potential of institutional theory to inform KT-related research...
  4. pmc The effectiveness of knowledge translation strategies used in public health: a systematic review
    Rebecca Larocca
    McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:751. 2012
    ..The purpose of this systematic review is to identify the effectiveness of KT strategies used to promote evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) among public health decision makers...
  5. pmc Information seeking for making evidence-informed decisions: a social network analysis on the staff of a public health department in Canada
    Reza Yousefi-Nooraie
    Health Research Methodology Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:118. 2012
    ..A social network analysis was conducted to understand if and how the staff of a public health department in Ontario turn to peers to get help incorporating research evidence into practice...
  6. doi request reprint School-based physical activity programs for promoting physical activity and fitness in children and adolescents aged 6 to 18
    Maureen Dobbins
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD007651. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc An optimal search filter for retrieving systematic reviews and meta-analyses
    Edwin Lee
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1200 Main St, W, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:51. 2012
    ..e. methodological filter). The objective of this paper is to describe the development and validation of the health-evidence.ca Systematic Review search filter and to compare its performance to other available systematic review filters...
  8. pmc The use of tacit and explicit knowledge in public health: a qualitative study
    Anita Kothari
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:20. 2012
    ..Public health practitioners work in a complex, often time-constrained environment, where formal research literature can be unavailable or uncertain. Consequently, public health practitioners often draw upon other forms of knowledge...
  9. pmc Building capacity for evidence informed decision making in public health: a case study of organizational change
    Leslea Peirson
    McMaster University School of Nursing, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Public Health 12:137. 2012
    ..This research was conducted to explore and describe critical factors and dynamics in the early implementation of one public health unit's strategic initiative to develop capacity to make EIDM standard practice...
  10. pmc Evidence-informed decision-making by professionals working in addiction agencies serving women: a descriptive qualitative study
    Susan M Jack
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:29. 2011
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  11. pmc Effective interventions to facilitate the uptake of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening: an implementation guideline
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Program in Evidence based Care, Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:112. 2011
    ..We developed an implementation guideline to answer the question: What interventions have been shown to increase the uptake of cancer screening by individuals, specifically for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers?..
  12. pmc What implementation interventions increase cancer screening rates? a systematic review
    Melissa C Brouwers
    Program in Evidence based Care, Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Implement Sci 6:111. 2011
    ..Our primary outcome, screening completion, was calculated as the overall median post-intervention absolute percentage point (PP) change in completed screening tests...
  13. pmc A cross-sectional study of the number and frequency of terms used to refer to knowledge translation in a body of health literature in 2006: a Tower of Babel?
    K Ann McKibbon
    Health Information Research Unit, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Implement Sci 5:16. 2010
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  14. pmc Reliability of a tool for measuring theory of planned behaviour constructs for use in evaluating research use in policymaking
    Jennifer A Boyko
    Health Research Methodology Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, CRL 209, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 9:29. 2011
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  15. pmc Missing and accounted for: gaps and areas of wealth in the public health review literature
    Daiva Tirilis
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1200 Main St, W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:757. 2011
    ..The objectives of this paper are to identify the quantity, as well as quality, of review-level evidence available on the effectiveness of public health interventions for public health decision makers...
  16. pmc An exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial of knowledge translation strategies to support evidence-informed decision-making in local governments (The KT4LG study)
    Elizabeth Waters
    Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, McCaughey Centre Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:34. 2011
    ....
  17. pmc Facilitating access to pre-processed research evidence in public health
    Paula Robeson
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1200 Main St, W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:95. 2010
    ..While the public health sector in Canada is working toward evidence-informed decision making, considerable barriers, including efficient access to synthesized resources, exist...
  18. pmc Uncovering tacit knowledge: a pilot study to broaden the concept of knowledge in knowledge translation
    Anita R Kothari
    University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:198. 2011
    ..More work is needed to understand the role of tacit knowledge in decision-making and practice. This pilot study examined how health practitioners applied tacit knowledge in public health program planning and implementation...
  19. pmc A knowledge management tool for public health: health-evidence.ca
    Maureen Dobbins
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1200 Main St W, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Public Health 10:496. 2010
    ....
  20. pmc A description of a knowledge broker role implemented as part of a randomized controlled trial evaluating three knowledge translation strategies
    Maureen Dobbins
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Implement Sci 4:23. 2009
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Effective practices for school-based tobacco use prevention
    Maureen Dobbins
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    Prev Med 46:289-97. 2008
    ..Systematic reviews 1985-2006 were considered, building on previous syntheses and spanning tobacco control and prevention efforts to date. Practitioners' experience was drawn upon to supplement research evidence...
  22. ncbi request reprint Public health decision-makers' informational needs and preferences for receiving research evidence
    Maureen Dobbins
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 4:156-63. 2007
    ..This article is focused on how the participants define evidence-based decision-making and their preferences for receiving research evidence to integrate into the decision-making process...
  23. ncbi request reprint Use of systematic reviews in the development of new provincial public health policies in Ontario
    Maureen Dobbins
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 20:399-404. 2004
    ..The study determined whether the results of recently completed systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions were used in the development of new provincial policies for public health practice...
  24. ncbi request reprint health-evidence.ca: an innovative knowledge source for health services
    Maureen Dobbins
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 1:76. 2004
  25. ncbi request reprint A knowledge transfer strategy for public health decision makers
    M Dobbins
    McMaster University, School of Nursing, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 1:120-8. 2004
    ..The research team believes strongly that consultation with potential users is crucial to ensure the conduct of relevant and timely research as well as the development of an effective knowledge transfer strategy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Changing nursing practice: evaluating the usefulness of a best-practice guideline implementation toolkit
    Maureen Dobbins
    McMaster University, School of Nursing Hamilton, ON
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 18:34-45. 2005
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Transferring public-health nursing research to health-system planning: assessing the relevance and accessibility of systematic reviews
    D Ciliska
    Hamilton Wentworth Regional Department of Public Health Services, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Nurs Res 31:23-36. 1999
    ..Three months after requesting a review, 93% said they would follow it up; 91% remembered receiving it, and 71% of these had read it while 23% stated it played a part in program planning or decision-making...
  28. ncbi request reprint A process for systematically reviewing the literature: providing the research evidence for public health nursing interventions
    B H Thomas
    McMaster University School of Nursing, Hamilton Public Health and Community Services, Ontario, Canada
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 1:176-84. 2004
    ..Also, the project is expected to disseminate the results provincially, nationally, and internationally. Most of the reviews are relevant to public health nursing practice...
  29. pmc Knowledge transfer and exchange processes for environmental health issues in Canadian Aboriginal communities
    Susan M Jack
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:651-74. 2010
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Finding knowledge translation articles in CINAHL
    Cynthia Lokker
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Stud Health Technol Inform 160:1179-83. 2010
    ..Researchers and decision makers need to be able to readily access the literature on KT for the field to grow and to evaluate the existing evidence...
  31. ncbi request reprint Evaluating best practice guidelines
    Nancy Edwards
    School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
    Can Nurse 101:18-23. 2005
    ..This article describes the process, challenges and lessons learned by the team responsible for evaluating the BPGs...
  32. doi request reprint Transformative learning and research utilization in nursing practice: a missing link?
    Nancy Matthew-Maich
    School of Nursing, Mohawk College, Ontario, Canada
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 7:25-35. 2010
    ..Transformation Theory offers an explanatory theory and specific strategies (critical reflection and critical discourse) to explore attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors so that they are understood, validated, and can better guide actions...