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Translating Evidence Into Practice via Social Media: A Mixed-Methods Study

Translating Evidence Into Practice via Social Media: A Mixed-Methods Study | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Background: Approximately 80% of research evidence relevant to clinical practice never reaches the clinicians delivering patient care. There are a number of reasons as to why this is the case.

 

However it may be possible to improve on this statistic via leveraging social media. This particular mixed methods study involved participants in a number of countries around the world  and adds to the current knowledge on the effective use of social media for educational purposes. The research study involved the streaming of curated information to a group of healthcare professionals over a period of time with both pre-test and post-test surveys being undertaken. 

 

For more information on this research as well as what the results were click on the banner headline.

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This article will be of interest to healthcare professionals who have roles in knowledge management and knowledge sharing.

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Transplants Candidates How Much Does Size Matter

Transplants Candidates How Much Does Size Matter | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Obese individuals often are rejected as renal transplant candidates in large part because of their increased risk for surgical complications and adverse outcomes.

 

This article via Renal and Urology News summarises some of the evidence to date. This includes making the point that abdominal girth may be more important in determining candidacy for renal transplantation over and above body mass index(BMI). Other medical co-morbities associated with obesity also mandate that extra attention be specifically paid to the effects of diabetes and vascular disease on potential transplant recipients.

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Adolescent classroom education on knowledge and attitudes about deceased organ donation: A systematic review - Li - 2013 - Pediatric Transplantation - Wiley Online Library

Adolescent classroom education on knowledge and attitudes about deceased organ donation: A systematic review - Li - 2013 - Pediatric Transplantation - Wiley Online Library | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
An excellent systematic review on adolescent education and organ donation. http://t.co/riAUB5qbWC
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Education works. This article will be of interest to anyone involved in delivering education programmes on organ donation in schools

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Facebook and organ donor status – Interesting discussion via k8lin.com

Facebook and organ donor status – Interesting discussion via k8lin.com | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Will the Facebook organ donation initiative actually lead to an actual increase in the dnor rate? What is the evidence to support this initiative leading to a sustained alteration in the rates of organ donation?

 

This interesting blog post about Facebook and organ donation has been sourced via Twitter from @k8lin http://t.co/UAkS51i7.......... If you have links to the organ donation sector this may be of interest.

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