Description for Figure 4

This figure shows a diagram of the Coordinated Implementation Model. The diagram illustrates the process of moving research information into its application in practice with patient, and factors that can influence such process.

Research information first goes through synthesis, distillation, and appraisal. It is then disseminated through a credible dissemination body to increase awareness, attitudes, and knowledge. The research information then enters into the overall practice environment surrounding a practitioner, who is the user of research information. The diagram then delineates 5 more environmental channels that can influence the use of information by the practitioner: Educational environment of which influence is exerted through available information; Administrative environment of which the influence is exerted through regulation; Personal circumstances of which the influence is exerted through they being catalysts (or inhibitors) of research use; Economic environment of which the influence is exerted through the use of incentives, and Community environment of which the influence is exerted through public pressure.

The diagram then shows that these environmental channels can also be influenced by external factors such as new information technology, perceived status by society, economic and recession, and media exposure. Once the research information comes through, the practitioner engages in the negotiation process with the patient to determine the application of the research information.


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