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…)

Policy brief as a knowledge transfer tool: to “make a splash”, your policy brief must first be read

This publication is an editorial by Christian Dagenais and Valery Ridde produced for volume 32, number 3 of the Gaceta Sanitaria Journal, called Research for health in Latin America – Collaboration, publication and application of knowledge, which was published in May 2018. Since 2010, the research teams that the authors work with have produced dozens of policy briefs (PB) with the purpose of informing the various stakeholders of the results of their studies and their usefulness regarding public health practices, decision-making and policy change. Based on these experiences, the two researchers have developed a guide for preparing policy briefs. In this editorial, they present a PB format intended for a non-scientific audience, to act as an influence on practices and policy-making. (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. 

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.

Research dissemination workshops: observations and implications based on an experience in Burkina Faso

This article, written by Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux, Christian Dagenais, Paul-André Somé and Valéry Ridde, was published on June 2nd, 2017, in the Volume 15, issue 1 of the Health Research Policy and Systems Journal. It presents observations and implications of a workshop held in Burkina Faso and the effects it produced on research results use and the processes that facilitated, or not, the application of the knowledge transmitted.