Implementing evidence into practice: the role of pragmatic trials
ACAPT's Research-Intensive Programs in Physical Therapy (RIPPT) promotes academic excellence by strengthening the community of research-intensive physical therapy programs. PT instructors at ACAPT member institutions can join RIPPT for free.
The RIPPT seminar series is a monthly webinar that provides an interactive forum on topics of interest to the community of researchers, academics, and clinicians in physical therapy and rehabilitation-related fields.
The overarching theme for 2022 is: How research informs clinical practice and clinical practice informs research.
This month’s 60-minute seminar comes to you by Janet K. Freburger, PT, PhD, FAPTA who served as a co-investigator on two of the first large pragmatic trials funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the COMPASS trial and the TARGET trial. Dr. Freburger will:
- Review principles of implementation science and pragmatic trial design
- Discuss lessons learned from the conduct of the COMPASS and TARGET trials
- Discuss opportunities to advance rehabilitation care delivery through implementation research.
The presentation will be followed by an open discussion amongst participants.
The participant will be able to:
- Define key terminology in the field of implementation science/implementation research.
- Describe characteristics of pragmatic trials and the advantages/disadvantages of this type of study design.
- Identify key constructs that are associated with effective implementation of evidence into practice.
- Identify implementation research opportunities in the field of rehabilitation.
Target audience: Audience: Faculty, post-docs, program directors/chairs, PhD students, physical therapists and others interested in improving their understanding of implementation science/implementation research and how it can be used to advance the field of rehabilitation.
- Janet K. Freburger, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
- Deborah L. Givens, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, Director, Division of Physical Therapy, UNC Chapel Hill