Video: comparing three narative formats for better management of dengue fever in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, the proportion of fevers that can be caused by dengue fever is increasing. In 2013, an epidemic of dengue fever spread, followed by another in 2016. Dengue fever is often confused with malaria and health workers are not trained to distinguish between them. The video could help to overcome this lack of training since it is an effective knowledge transfer tool. However, the effectiveness of the videos has been little studied according to their narrative genre. Three training videos using different narrative genres (reporting, theater and cartoon) were tested with nursing students from two universities in Ouagadougou. (more…)

A deliberative dialogue as a knowledge translation strategy on road traffic injuries in Burkina Faso: a mixed-method evaluation

This article was published a few days ago in the Health Research Policy and Systems Journal and was co-written by esther Mc Sween-Cadieux, Christian Dagenais and Valéry Ridde. It is part of the thesis work of Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux on the evaluation of knowledge transfer strategies implemented as part of the Equité-Santé program in Burkina Faso. This publication follows another, published last year in the same newspaper and entitled Research dissemination workshops: observations and implications based on an experience in Burkina Faso“. The full article is available for download below. (more…)

Letter to the editor in response to “No difference in knowledge obtained from infographic or plain language summary of a Cochrane systematic review: three randomized controlled trials” by Buljan et al. (2017)

Abstract : Buljan et al. conducted three randomized controlled trials to examine the effect of different summary formats (i.e., scientific abstract, plain language summary (PLS), and infographic) of a Cochrane systematic review on knowledge acquired, reading experience, and perceived user-friendliness of three groups (i.e., students, consumers, and doctors). As researchers in knowledge translation (KT), we were interested in this innovative and useful study. However, we have identified some issues that are worth considering. 
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Establishing research priorities in prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in urban areas: a collaborative process

Cover of the Infectious deseases of Poverty JournalThis new article, written by Christian Dagenais, Stéphanie Degroote, Mariam Otmani Del Barrio, Clara Bermudez-Tamayo and Valéry Ridde was published on September 3rd, 2018, in an article collection published in Infectious Diseases of Poverty. Based on the research findings of the scoping reviews, the article presents a concept mapping exercise which was undertaken to produce a list of priority research needs to be addressed.
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Infography: Transfering knowledge with an innovative rehabilitation project through performing arts

For the annual meeting of the RENARD team, held on March 16 at the University of Montreal, several students designed posters in the form of infographics summarizing their thesis project. Find below the infography of Frédérique Beaudoin-Dion summarizing her thesis project on knowledge transfer with an innovative rehabilitation project through performing arts. (more…)

Infography: So that women finally know the effects of stress during pregnancy on their child

For the annual meeting of the RENARD team, held on March 16 at the University of Montreal, several students designed posters in the form of infographics summarizing their thesis project. Find below the infography of Sandra Lafortune summarizing her thesis project on knowledge transfer about effects of stress during pregnancy on the child. (more…)