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ACRM STROKE WORKSHOP: Knowledge Translation in Stroke Rehabilitation

Cedars-Sinai Department of PM&RKnowledge Translation Workshop

in Stroke Rehabilitation



FRI 28 APR // 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
at the 2017 ACRM Mid-Year Meeting


255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, Georgia USA  30303

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Moving Research Evidence into Stroke Rehabilitation Practice: Interprofessional workshop on knowledge translation

This hands-on workshop, led by Dr. Anita Menon, is designed for front-line clinicians who want to learn methods for designing effective, evidence-based interventions in stroke rehabilitation.

Learning objectives:

On completion of this workshop, the participant will be expected to be able to:

  1. Define and distinguish between terms commonly used in the area of knowledge translation (KT)
  2. Identify gaps in best practices versus actual practices in stroke rehabilitation
  3. Understand and apply the Knowledge-to-Action Model for designing effective KT interventions that close the evidence to practice gap specific to stroke rehabilitation
  4. Understand and apply methods for critically appraising and synthesizing the research evidence in stroke rehabilitation, as well as identify how this evidence can be “re-packaged” for its intended target audience
  5. Describe barriers and facilitators related to uptake of best practices; differentiate clinician and organizational characteristics that impact on KT interventions
  6. Apply the current evidence regarding effective and non-effective KT interventions for developing an effective KT intervention plan for a real or hypothetical clinical scenario specific to stroke rehabilitation


PART 1: Knowledge Translation in Stroke Rehabilitation

  • General info about KT and evidence-based practice (EBP)
  • Literature review on existing gaps in stroke rehabilitation
  • KT in stroke rehabilitation
  • Why do front-line clinicians need to know about KT?


PART 2: Knowledge to Action Model: GPS for designing effective KT interventions

  • A KT story from A to Z: Unilateral spatial neglect post-stroke
  • Knowledge-to-Action model to guide knowledge creation and implementation
  • Knowledge Creation: synthesizing evidence specific to stroke rehabilitation
    • Group activity: Create clinical question and search for evidence-based response using Stroke Engine
  • Knowledge Implementation: moving evidence for stroke rehabilitation into action
    • Step 1: Identify knowledge/practice gap (learning needs)
    • Step 2: Adapt knowledge to local context
      • Group activity: Identify knowledge/practice gaps; select and adapt knowledge to local context
    • Step 3: Assess barriers and facilitators
      • Group activity: Practice Style Traits; EPIC scale
    • Step 4: Design and tailor a KT intervention
      • Group activity: Design a KT intervention ( KT blueprint document)
    • Step 5: Monitor knowledge use
    • Step 6: Evaluate outcomes
      • Group activity: Identify relevant outcome measures
    • Step 7: Sustainability
      • Group activity: Create a sustainability plan for the KT intervention
    • Examples of KT interventions:
      • Group Activity: Participant presentations (KT blueprints)
      • Feedback from other participants and Dr. Menon
    • Final take-home messages

Cedars-Sinai Department of PM&R


Continuing education credit is included in registration for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language professionals and psychologists.

ACRM has designated Cedars-Sinai Medical Center PM&R Academics as the approval agency and is a sponsor for continuing education for this workshop.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center PM&R Academics is an approved provider for the Physical Therapy Board of California, American Occupational Therapy Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (pending). Cedars-Sinai Medical Center PM&R Academics is also an approved American Psychological Association Sponsor of Continuing Education for Psychologists.

This course is being evaluated for designation of up to 7 hours of continuing education credits. CE credits will be awarded and certificates of attendance will be sent to participants who have completed all the requirements for course completion.

Target Audience: Rehabilitation professionals who work with the stroke population (Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Neuropsychologists, and physicians in the field of neurology, physiatry and internal medicine).

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Speech-Language Pathologists: This course is being offered for .7 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Area: Professional ; Subject Code: 7020-Education and Training Issues associated with Speech/Language/Swallowing and Hearing)

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Occupational Therapists: A certificate of attendance for 7 contact hours will be provided at the conclusion of this activity. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Content Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Content Focus: Category 3: Professional Issues

Partial credit will not be offered. Requirements for credit include full attendance at the workshop and participation in group discussion and completion of Knowledge Translation Blueprint specific to the participants’ practice area and focus.


For questions regarding credit, special needs and accommodations, and other requests, please contact: or call (310)423-5243. For information on grievances related to this workshop, please include the name and date of this workshop and submit the complaint to the contact provided above.


Dr. Anita Menon has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose. Participants will receive disclosure information through an email confirmation, as well as at the beginning of the workshop.

CSMC staff, as part of the planning committee for this workshop, and in its role as an approved provider in this cooperative offering, has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

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Dr. Anita Menon

Dr. Anita Menon

About Anita Menon, PhD, OT(c), erg

Dr. Anita Menon is an Assistant Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University. She is also Project co-Director of the Edith Strauss Rehabilitation Research Projects, which aims at enhancing clinical and academic partnerships through knowledge translation initiatives. She completed her PhD degree in Health Administration at the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto. Her thesis topic examined the effectiveness of Stroke Engine, an interactive e-learning resource for improving knowledge of best practices among front-line stroke rehabilitation therapists. Dr. Menon has research expertise in assessment and treatment of unilateral spatial neglect, stroke rehabilitation, knowledge translation and evidence-based practice. At the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, she teaches and coordinates an Advanced Practice for Stroke Rehabilitation course for students and rehabilitation professionals, which focuses on current knowledge of best practices for stroke rehabilitation assessment and treatment. She also teaches and coordinates a graduate-level course on knowledge translation (KT) in rehabilitation science, whereby students examine various client groups from the perspective of how research evidence can be implemented into daily practice using effective KT interventions. Dr. Menon’s accomplishments related to her research area include 26 peer-reviewed articles, 23 invited talks and 52 oral presentations.


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