Full citation

Glasgow, R. E., Lichtenstein, E., & Marcus, A. C. (2003). Why Don't We See More Translation of Health Promotion Research to Practice? Rethinking the Efficacy-to-Effectiveness Transition.American Journal of Public Health, 93(8), 1261-1267.

Format: Peer-reviewed article

Type: Experience

Experience level of reader: Advanced

Annotation: This article suggests that the model of moving research into practice by progressing through efficacy studies to effectiveness trials to dissemination is flawed because efficacy studies are conducted under different contexts. So the interventions tested in the studies does not translate to real world situations.

Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Government, University

Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Policy Makers, Researchers

Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Sector

This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model

Secondary Findings

Barrier: Limited time and resources of practitioners, insufficient training, lack of incentives for using evidenced based practice, and poor support of research translation within organizational systems all inhibit the practical use of research findings. (Green [2001])