The use of language methodology for disseminating Cochrane Evidence through Cochrane Corners: Cochrane Rehabilitation experience.

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Oral session: Knowledge translation and communicating evidence (6)


Thursday 24 October 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30


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Arienti C1, Lazzarini SG1, Negrini S2, Oral A3
1 IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milan, Italy
2 Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Brescia, Italy
3 Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
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Presenting author:

Chiara Arienti

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Abstract text
Background. health literacy has been recognized for a long time as an important factor both for understanding health information and prediction of health status. There are many efforts to translate health information in different languages, but systematic reviews of health interventions are a particular challenge for achieving appropriate health literacy because they summarize evidence from individual studies to help doctors and patients make informed choices about health treatments. One of these efforts is Cochrane Corners, a knowledge translation tool to disseminate Cochrane evidence to make sure that all health professionals can make use of the best available evidence in their clinical work.

Objectives. the aim of this work is to highlight the use of qualitative statements, in Cochrane Corners, produced by Cochrane rehabilitation, to communicate the clinical implications of rehabilitation interventions to clinicians, founded on the certainty of evidence.

Methods: Cochrane Corners have a specific structure. They are written by one author who is a rehabilitation professional to make comments from a rehabilitation perspective. The main section is founded on the summary of Cochrane Review contents and the last section is dedicated to “clinical implication for rehabilitation professionals”. It is founded on the use of qualitative statements, proposed by Cochrane Norway, to communicate the magnitude of rehabilitation intervention effects on specific outcomes, based on the certainty of evidence.

Results: we published eight Cochrane Corners on neurorehabilitation, rheumatology, musculoskeletal diseases and pain conditions. Each Cochrane Corner provided the clinical implications of each rehabilitation intervention in traumatic brain injury, stroke, fibromyalgia, migraine in adults and in older people living in community.

Conclusion: qualitative statements are a good instrument to improve the applicability of evidence to clinical practice.

Patient or healthcare consumer involvement. not applicable.