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An e-newsletter from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Vol. 1, No. 5 - August 2013

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KT Update was developed by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) through grant #H133A120012 to SEDL from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) in the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

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Webcast - August 22, 2013

PLAIN LANGUAGE SUMMARIES

Please join KTDRR for a webcast (2:00-3:00 PM Central time) featuring Merete Konnerup of the Campbell Collaboration's Users Group, who will discuss plain language summaries as a key step in promoting the use of rigorous research findings by a variety of audiences.

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Dr. Marcel Dijkers, rehabilitation researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, presents another in a series of brief articles around evidence-based research and knowledge translation topics. This article explains the GRADE process (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) and explores its usefulness for rehabilitation and disability research. The full article is available online or for download.

Introducing GRADE: a systematic approach to rating evidence in systematic reviews and to guideline development


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine

GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) is a well-developed formal process to rate the quality of scientific evidence in systematic reviews and to develop recommendations in guidelines that are as evidence-based as possible. GRADE was developed by an international panel, including members of some of the premier evidence-based practice centers (McMaster, Harvard, the Norwegian and German Cochrane Centres, etc.).

Read article on the KTDRR website… OR Download PDF file (203kb)

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