The scholarship of practice stresses that knowledge should arise out of a dialogue and collaboration between scholars and practitioners. Bringing evidence back to practice completes the scholarship of practice cycle. This article describes a strategic approach to the process of knowledge dissemination and utilization and how that approach was used to increase knowledge and utilization of the Matter of Balance fear of falling intervention among occupational therapy practitioners. To illustrate how the approach supported clinicians' efforts to engage in evidence-based practice, the paper features a description of actions taken by a Maine-based health care system to successfully integrate Matter of Balance into its programming. Recommendations to policy makers, researchers and clinicians based on the authors' experiences with approach arc presented.
Peterson, E. W., McMahon, E., Farkas, M., & Howland, J. (2013). Completing the cycle of scholarship of practice: A model for dissemination and utilization of evidence-based interventions. In The Scholarship of Practice: Academic-Practice Collaborations for Promoting Occupational Therapy (pp. 31–46). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203725801
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