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Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Knowledge Creation

Section 3: The Knowledge-to-Action Cycle

Section 4: Theories and Models of Knowledge-to-Action

  • 4.1 Planned action theories
    (Ian D. Graham, Jacqueline Tetroe, KT Theories Group)
  • 4.2 Cognitive psychology theories of change
    (Alison Hutchinson, Carole A. Estabrooks)
  • 4.3 Educational theories
    (Alison Hutchinson, Carole A. Estabrooks)
  • 4.4 Organizational theory
    (Jean-Louis Denis, Pascale Lehoux)
  • 4.5 Quality improvement
    (Anne Sales)

Section 5: Knowledge Exchange

  • 5.1 Knowledge dissemination and exchange of knowledge
    (Michelle Gagnon)

Section 6: Evaluation of Knowledge-to-Action

  • 6.1 Methodologies to evaluate effectiveness of knowledge translation interventions
    (Onil Bhattacharyya, Merrick Zwarenstein)
  • 6.2 Economic evaluation of knowledge-to-action interventions
    (Deborah J. Kenny, Evelyn Cornelissen, Craig Mitton)


  • Approaches to measurement
    (Robert Parent)
  • Knowledge management and commercialization
    (Réjean Landry)
  • Ethics in knowledge translation
    (Burleigh Trevor-Deutsch, Kristiann Allen, Vardit Ravitsky)