Measuring knowledge utilization in health care

  • Title: Measuring knowledge utilization in health care
    Author: Estabrooks, Carole; Wallin, Lars; Milner, Margaret
    Year: 2003
    Keyword(s): research utilization, measurement, good measurement instruments, nursing
    Description: In this paper we address the need for methodological advances in the research utilization field focusing on the area of measurement. Unresolved measurement challenges present an important and practical problem. An inability to adequately measure research utilization calls into question studies that claim to demonstrate either its causes or its effects. In this paper we: briefly review the concept of research utilization and its meanings, review the requirements of good measurement instruments, review existing research utilization instruments in nursing, and discuss implications and future requirements for scholarship in this field.
    Peer Reviewed: Yes
    Type of Item: Journal Articles
    Publication Information: Estabrooks, C. A., Wallin, L., Milner, M. (2003). Measuring knowledge utilization in health care. International Journal of Policy Evaluation & Management, 1(1), 3-36. Retrieved from
    Language: English