Maximizing usability of evidence in rehabilitation practice: Tips for researchers

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Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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2013, vol. 94, issue Supplement 1, pp S43-S48
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This article serves as a guide for rehabilitation researchers regarding factors that contribute to translation of the evidence base in clinical practice, highlights some common problems encountered by clinicians when trying to implement evidence-based treatments, and provide tips that researchers can use to enhance the likelihood of their research products being used in clinical practice. The impact of clinician and environmental factors on use of evidence-based medicine are reviewed. Practical issues encountered by clinicians when attempting to translate evidence-based findings into practice are highlighted by discussing 2 areas of research: compensatory strategies for memory impairment after brain injury and use of electrical stimulation for weakness and paralysis in individuals with spinal cord injury. The article concludes with tips to assist researchers in translating findings to clinicians.
Sander AM, van Veldhoven, LR, Bachus, D
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