Swiss family physicians' perceptions and attitudes towards knowledge translation practices.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_9EEA1A8B973C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Swiss family physicians' perceptions and attitudes towards knowledge translation practices.
Périodique
Bmc Family Practice
Auteur(s)
Bengough T., Bovet E., Bécherraz C., Schlegel S., Burnand B., Pidoux V.
ISSN
1471-2296 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1471-2296
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Numéro
1
Pages
177
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication Status: epublish
Résumé
BACKGROUND: Several studies have been performed to understand the way family physicians apply knowledge from medical research in practice. However, very little is known concerning family physicians in Switzerland. In an environment in which information constantly accumulates, it is crucial to identify the major sources of scientific information that are used by family physicians to keep their medical knowledge up to date and barriers to use these sources. Our main objective was to examine medical knowledge translation (KT) practices of Swiss family physicians.
METHODS: The population consisted of French- and German-speaking private practice physicians specialised in family medicine. We conducted four interviews and three focus groups (n = 25). The interview guides of the semi-structured interviews and focus groups focused on (a) ways and means used by physicians to keep updated with information relevant to clinical practice; (b) how they consider their role in translating knowledge into practice; (c) potential barriers to KT; (d) solutions proposed by physicians for effective KT.
RESULTS: Family physicians find themselves rather ambivalent about the translation of knowledge based on scientific literature, but generally express much interest in KT. They often feel overwhelmed by "information floods" and perceive clinical practice guidelines and other supports to be of limited usefulness for their practice. They often combine various formal and informal information sources to keep their knowledge up to date. Swiss family physicians report considering themselves as artisans, caring for patients with complex needs.
CONCLUSION: Improved performance of KT initiatives in family medicine should be tailored to actual needs and based on high quality evidence-based sources.
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Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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28/12/2015 8:57
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20/08/2019 15:05
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