Soper, A. K., Cross, A., Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J. W. (2020). Knowledge translation strategies to support service providers’ implementation of the “F-words in Childhood Disability.” Disability and Rehabilitation, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2020.1729873
Rosenbaum and Gorter initially popularized the use of the ‘F-words’ (function, family, fitness, fun, friends, and future) to establish a conceptual framework within childhood disability research. As service providers have increasingly adopted this conceptual framework, Soper et al. (2020) sought to gain insight into the barriers affecting implementation of the F-words and areas where knowledge translation strategies can improve and support implementation. Through interviews and online surveys of twenty-one service providers, they found several barriers to implementation such as conflicting attitudes, insufficient funding, language, and misalignment with organizational or governmental priorities. Participants suggested that including local opinion leaders, proper linage and exchange, educational outreach, and the distribution of educational materials could help support implementation.