UBC Faculty Research and Publications

Translating knowledge directly to childbearing women : a study of Canadian women's preferences Hall, Wendy A.; Bandsmer, Judith C.; Gregg, Kathy; Ebbehoj, Cathy


Knowledge translation has relied on research products which take years to disseminate, losing relevance for intended users. We used a mixed-methods approach to determine women’s preferences for research results and format, intention to share results, and potential benefits. We sampled healthy pregnant women who completed survey data during their third trimesters and wanted access to results. Mothers preferred results about sleep, fears, and anxieties during later pregnancy to benefit from reassurance their experiences were shared. Women mostly intended to share results with their social networks. Organizational contacts increased dissemination of the women’s preferred information to non-study participants.

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