Archive for month: July, 2019

Members

Dr. Reza Majdzadeh: PhD Director, Professor of Epidemiology

rezamajd@tums.ac.ir

Dr. Arash Rashidian: MD. PhD Professor of health policy & management

arashidian@tums.ac.ir

Dr. Ali Akbari Sari: MD. PhD professor of Management and Economics

akbarisari@tums.ac.ir

Dr. Bahareh Yazdizadeh: MD. PhD Research deputy,Assistant professor of epidemiology

byazdizadeh@tums.ac.ir

Dr. Ahmadreza Shamshiri: MD. PhD Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

arshamshiri@tums.ac.ir

Dr. Sima Nedjat: MD. MPH PhD of Gerontology

Nejat_s@farabi.tums.ac.ir

Dr. Saharnaz Nedjat: MD. PhD Professor of Epidemiology

nejatsan@tums.ac.ir

Dr. Neda Mehrdad: PhD Assistant Professor

nmehrdad@tums.ac.ir

Dr. Ayat Ahmadi Seraeelani: PhD Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

ayat1049@gmail.com

Dr. Abbas Kebreaeezadeh: MD. PhD Professor- Pharmacology & toxicology

Kebriaee@tums.ac.ir

Dr. Azadeh Sayari Fard: MD Assistant Professor- Community Medicine

a-sayarifard@tums.ac.ir

Dr. Laleh Ghadirian: MD Assistant Professor- Community Medicine

lalehghadirian@gmail.com

Dr. Fatemeh Rajabi: MD Assistant Professor- Community Medicine

frajabi@tums.ac.ir

DR. Hanyeh Sadat Sajadi Ph.D Health Services Management

ashoorkhani@farabi.tums.ac.ir

Dr. Zahra Boluki, DVM-PhD PhD in Epidemiology

z.boluki@gmail.com

Sima Nikooee Master of Health Services Management

s.nikooee@yahoo.com

Farideh Mohtasham Master of Health technology assessment

mohtasham_85@yahoo.com

DR. Mahnaz Ashoorkhani PhD Health Promotion

ashoorkhani@farabi.tums.ac.ir

Mahsa Mohseni Master of Health technology assessment

mohtasham_85@yahoo.com

Maliheh Hasani Master of Clinical Psychology

hasani.tums@gmail.com

 

Publications

Books

In 2008 the KURC published a Persian book titled “Knowledge Translation and Utilization of Research Results” which is a review on knowledge translation models and theories and also an introduction to its methods.

Papers

Papers have categorized according to Push side, Pull side (Policy makers, Health care providers, People and patients, Industry), Exchange( media) and Health research impact.

KTE activities papers Journal
KTE Push side
  Research’s Practice and Barriers of Knowledge Translation in Iran Iran J Public Health. 2014 Jul;43(7):968-80
  Knowledge Translation for Research Utilization: Design of a Knowledge Translation Model at Tehran University of Medical Sciences J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2008, 28(4):270–277.
  How Much Importance Do We Give to Target Audiences in Article Writing? Int J Prev Med.2010, 1(1): 11-18
  How Much Importance Do We Give to Target Audiences in Article Writing? Int J Prev Med 2010, 1(1): 11-18
  Methodologies and messages in Iranian articles on maternal care, diabetes mellitus, and tuberculosis, published in 2001 – 2006. Int J Prev Med. 2012 Jan;3(1):42-6
  How should we assess knowledge translation in research organizations; designing a knowledge translation self-assessment tool for research institutes (SATORI). Health Res Policy Syst. 2011 Feb 22;9:10
  Knowledge translation in Iranian universities: need for serious interventions Health Res Policy Syst 2013
  Collaboration in research and the influential factors in Golestan University of Medical Sciences research projects (2005-2007): an academic sample from Iran Med J Islam Repub Iran , Vol. 27, No. 3, Aug 2013,
  Research collaboration in Tehran University of Medical Sciences: two decades after integration Health Res Policy Syst (biomed central) 2009, 7:8
  Intervention for Promoting Research Knowledge: introduction Irn J Med Hypotheses Ideas, 2009, 3:18.
  Interventions for Promoting Research Knowledge Translation: Why and how should we promote utilization of research-based knowledge through medical journals Irn J Med Hypotheses Ideas, 2009, 3:19
  Interventions for Promoting Research Knowledge Translation: Selection and Grading of Research Projects for Decision Makers Irn J Med Hypotheses Ideas, 2009, 3:20
  Interventions for Promoting Research Knowledge Translation: Intellectual Property Rights of Stakeholders for Promotion of Knowledge Translation Int J Prev Med, 2009, 3:21
  Interventions for Promoting Research Knowledge Translation: Modifying faculty members’ promotion criteria” Irn J Med Hypotheses Ideas, 2009, 3:22.
  Knowledge transfer in Tehran University of Medical Sciences: an academic example of a developing country Implement Sci (biomed central) 2008, 3:39
  Association between co-authorship network and scientific productivity and impact indicators in academic medical research centers: A case study in Iran
Health Res Policy Syst , 2008, 6:9
  Iran’s Health Innovation and Science Development Plan by 2025 Iranian J Publ Health 2009, 38(1), 13-16
KTE activities papers Journal
KTE pull side
Policy makers Health Technology Assessment in a developing country: Barriers and Solutions Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2016 Jan 26;30:321
  Stakeholders Involvement in Health Technology Assessment at National Level: a Case Study from Iran Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2016 Jan;32(3):181-9.
  How can we establish more successful knowledge networks in developing countries? Health Res Policy Syst. 2014 Oct 29;12:63.
  Policy Brief on Promoting Physical Activity among Adolescents Int J Prev Med. Vol 3, No 9, September, 2012
  A Qualitative Assessment of the Evidence Utilization for Health Policy-Making on the Basis of SUPPORT Tools in a Developing Country Int J Health Policy Manag.
  Validity and reliability of the Evidence Utilisation in Policymaking Measurement Tool (EUPMT) Health Res Policy Syst. 2017 Aug 4;15(1):66
  Development of evidence-based health policy documents in developing countries: a case of Iran Glob J Health Sci ; Vol. 6, No. 3; 2014-ISSN 1916-9736
  Linking research to action’ in Iran: Two decades after integration of the Health Ministry and the medical universities. Public Health J 2010 Jul, 124(7):404-411
  Promoting development and use of systematic reviews in a developing country J Eval Clin Pract 15 (2009) 1029–1034
  Strengthening evidence-based decision-making: is it possible without improving health system stewardship? Health Policy Plan 2012;27:499–504
  Evidence-based approach to HIV/ AIDS policy and research prioritization in the Islamic Republic of Iran. East Mediterr Health J. 2010 Mar;16(3):259-65.
  A systematic review of qualitative evidence on barriers and facilitators to the implementation of task-shifting in midwifery services Epub 2013 Jun 12
  Implementing family physician programme in rural Iran: exploring the role of an existing primary health care network Fam Pract. 2013 Oct;30(5):551-9. doi: 10.1093
  Family Physician Implementation and Preventive Medicine; Opportunities and Challenges Int J Prev Med. Vol. 3, No. 10, October, 2012
  Clarifying the Role of Schools in Tendency or Lack of Tendency Toward Smoking among Teenage Boys (11-14) in Mashhad, Iran Iran Red Cres Med J. 2014 January
Health care providers Only One Third of Tehran’s Physicians are Familiar with ‘Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines’ Int J Prev Med. 2013 March; 4(3)
  The perspectives of Iranian physicians and patients towards patient decision aids: a qualitative study BMC Res Notes 2013, 6:379
  Disease surveillance and private sector in the metropolitans: a troublesome collaboration Int J Prev Med. 2013 Sep;4(9):1036-44.
  Perceived barriers to reporting adverse drug events in hospitals: a qualitative study using theoretical domains framework approach Implement Sci. 2015 Aug 7;10:110.
  Barriers of clinical practice guidelines development and implementation in developing countries: a case study in Iran Int J Prev Med. 2013 Mar;4(3):340-8.
  Cesarean section rate in Iran, multidimensional approaches for behavioral change of providers: a qualitative study BMC Health Serv Res 2011, 11:159.
  Barriers of Clinical Practice Guidelines Development and Implementation in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Iran Int J Prev Med. Vol 4, No 3, March, 2013
  Health Emergency Mass Notification: Lessons Learnt from the H1N1 Pandemic in Tehran Int J Prev Med. Vol.3, No.12: December 2012
  Lessons learned from H1N1 epidemic: the role of mass media informing physicians Int J Prev Med . 2011 Jan; 2(1).
  Evidence-Based Health Care, Past Deeds at a Glance, Challenges and the Future Prospects in Iran Iranian J Publ Health, Vol. 41, No.12, Dec 2012
  Investigating the effect of clinical governess approach on patients’ length of stay in emergency department: an action research study Acta Med Iran. 2014;52(2):137-45.
  Development of a Farsi translation of the AGREE instrument, and the effects of group discussion on improving the reliability of the scoresjep_1649 J Eval Clin Pract ISSN 1365-2753
  Didactic Lecture Versus Interactive Workshop for Continuing Pharmacy Education on Reproductive Health: A Randomized Controlled Trial Eval Health Prof. 2013 Dec 10
  Reasons for Physicians’ Tendency to Irrational Prescription of Corticosteroids Iran Red Crescent Med J
  Efficacy of Continuing Education in Improving Pharmacistso “Evaluation & the health professions.”alth: A Randomized Controlled Trial.coresjep_1649oles J Contin Educ Health Prof , 32(3):163–173, 2012
  Which Information Resources are used by General Practitioners for Updating Knowledge Regarding Diabetes? Arch Iran Med , Vol. 15, No. 4, April 2012 223
  Guidelines for Guidelines: Are They Up to the Task? A Comparative Assessment of Clinical Practice Guideline Development Handbooks Plos. November. 2012 , Vol. 7
  A social network analysis on clinical education of diabetic foot J Diabetes Metab Disord 2013
  Nutritional screening for improving professional practice for patient outcomes in hospital and primary care settings (Review) Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jun, pub2
  Evaluating clinical practice guidelines developed for the management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancers and assessing the reliability and validity of the AGREE instrument J Eval Clin Pract. 2011 Aug; 17(4):729-736.
  Development of a Farsi translation of the AGREE instrument, and the effects of group discussion on improving the reliability of the scores J Eval Clin Pract. 2011 Mar 16.
  Continuing education meetings and workshops: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes (Review) Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009, Issue 2
  Differences in the contents of two randomized surveys of GPs’prescribing intentions affected response rates J Clin Epidemiol 61 (2008) 718-721
  Falling on stony ground? A qualitative study of implementation of clinical guidelines’ prescribing recommendations in primary care Health Policy 85 (2008) 148–161
  Teaching evidence-based practice: the teachers consider the content J Eval Clin Pract. ISSN. 2007, 13 :569–575
People and patients People’s trust in health news disseminated by mass media in Tehran Med J Islam Repub Iran, 2014 Oct 18;28:114. eCollection 2014
KTE activities papers Journal
  Do We Transfer Health Research Results to People? Int J Prev Med , Vol. 2, No. 2, April 2011
  Effectiveness of a theory-based intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening among Iranian health club members: a randomized trial J Behav Med- 13 September 2013

DOI 10.1007/s10865-013-9533-6

  Health-promoting behaviors and social support in Iranian women of reproductive age: a sequential explanatory mixed methods study Int J Public Health. 2014 Jun
  Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure for Improving Adherence to Antihypertensive Medicines and Blood Pressure Control: A Randomized Controlled Trial Am J Hypertens. 2014 Apr 26
  Pictorial Health Warning Labels on Cigarette Packages: An Investigation on Opinions of Male Smokers Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2014
  Determining appropriate strategies for improving women’s health promoting behaviours: using the nominal group technique East Mediterr Health J. 2013 May
  Assessing and Comparing the Short-Term Effects of TPB Only and TPB Plus Implementation Intentions Interventions on Snacking Behavior in Iranian Adolescent Girls: A Cluster Randomized Trial Am J Health Promot. January/February 2013, Vol. 27, No. 3
  Parental Control and Junk-Food Consumption: A Mediating and Moderating Effect Analysis1 J Appl Soc Psychol. 2012
  Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Questionnaire Iran Red Crescent Med J 2012
Industry Commercialization of biopharmaceutical knowledge in Iran; challenges and solutions DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014
KTE activities papers Journal
  Identifying and prioritizing industry-level competitiveness factors: evidence from pharmaceutical market DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014
Exchange (media)
  Improving the Quality of Health News Int J Prev Med. Vol 3, No 7, July 2012
  Quality of health news disseminated in the print media in developing countries: a case study in Iran BMC Public Health 2012, 12:627
Health research impact
  Impact assessment of Iran’s health technology assessment programme. Health Res Policy Syst. 2018 Feb 22;16(1):15
  An assessment of health research impact in Iran Health Res Policy Syst. 2016 Jul 26;14(1):56
  Impact of Health Research Systems on Under-5 Mortality Rate: A Trend Analysis Int J Health Policy Manag

2017, 6(x), 1–8

  Systematic review of methods for evaluating healthcare research economic impact Health Res Policy Syst 2010, 8:6
  The gastro-esophageal malignancies in northern Iran (GEMINI) is expected to be the pioneer in the implementation and application of the methodology used in evaluating research impact 2013 May;16(5):317-8.
  Bibliographic review of research publications on access to and use of medicines in low-income and middle-income countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: identifying the research gaps BMJ Open 2013;

Ongoing Research

Ongoing Research

  1. Developing indexes for monitoring and evaluation of knowledge translation activities in Tehran University of Medical Sciences and designing a composite index at individual and organizational levels
  2. Accuracy of self citation and co-citation index for measuring the research line of researchers
  3. Methodological assessment of knowledge transfer interventions in health setting: a scoping review
  4. Development and validation of knowledge utilization questionnaire on healthy life style among Iranian old people
  5. Validity assessment of “health research impact” questionnaire in health service and public health research and evaluation of barriers and facilitators of its implementation
  6. Designing a Knowledge Utilization Model in HEALTH among older people in an Iranian context “A Grounded Theory study
  7. Research gap in Universal Health Coverage in Iran, Turkey,Egypt, Pakistan
  8. Assessment of Research Systems in ‘Universal Health Coverage’ – Related Organizations.
  9. The comparison of domestic, regional and international journals from the knowledge translation perspectives.
  10. How to improve disease notification behavior in private sector physicians: a case of Theory of Planed Behavior and Structural Equation Model

Health Technology Assessments

Health Technology Assessments

  • The Cost-Utility Analysis of PET-Scan in Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma in Iran
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer in a Low Socioeconomic Group of Iranian Women
  • Cost Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening Using Mammography; a Systematic Review
  • Low level laser therapy for nonspecific low-back pain (Review).
  • Assessment of safety, effectiveness, cost- effectiveness of Transient Elastography (FibroScan) versus liver biopsy for liver fibrosis diagnosis (ongoing research)
  • Horizon Scanning of Intraarticular transplantation of autologous bone marrow derived stromal cells in patients with knee, hip and ankle osteoarthritis(ongoing research)
  • Assessment of effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and safety of Colonoscopy in comparison with sigmoidoscopy in screening of colorectal cancer to high-risk population in Iran(ongoing research)

 

Tools

Self Assessment tool

The “self-assessment tool for knowledge translation” has been designed to assess the knowledge translation status in research organizations (Research centers, faculties and universities).

This tool has been designed in four sections:

  1. The question of research: Do we identify decision makers’ research needs and convert them into research questions?
  2. Knowledge production: Do we produce evidence that is useful for decision making?
  3. Knowledge transfer: Do we have appropriate means for disseminating the organizations’ research results to their target audiences?
  4. Promoting the use of evidence: Do we help decision makers better utilize research results?

Workshops

  1. Knowledge translation and exchange for
    • The country’s research manager deputies
    • Various medical universities across the country
    • international level [sponsored by the Regional Office of the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO)]
  2. Evidence informed policy making
  3. Adaptation of clinical guidelines
  4. Systematic review and meta analysis
  5. Economic Evaluation

Strategy

People

  1. Designing and holding educational workshops for news producers’ methods of investigation and production of quality news for public dissemination
  2. Developing critical appraisal tools for content of health news disseminated in public media
  3. Developing a guide for selection and production of appropriate news for journalists

Managers

  1. Development of tools such as public health guidance and policy brief for national programs of priority
  2. Development of tools for utilization of evidence by managers and policy makers
  3. Holding informed-decision making workshops for management and policy makers
  4. Launching web-based educational programs for managers and policy makers in the field of knowledge translation
  5. Development of a tool for assessing activities and interventions performed

Health service providers

  1. Examination of ways of promoting physicians continuing medical education
  2. Identification and design of a notification system for health service providers during health crises
  3. Identification of interventions necessary for changing health service providers’ behavior to evidence based practice

Researchers

  1. Launching the PhD by Research course in the field of Knowledge Translation
  2. Development of a standard tool for assessing knowledge translation activities at personal and organizational level
  3. Design and implementation of an interventional package for strengthening knowledge translation at national academic level
  4. Launching web-based educational programs for researchers in the field of knowledge translation
  5. Development and strengthening of a collaboration network between researchers and research users in the eastern Mediterranean region
  6. Establishing executives offices for knowledge translation at university level nationwide

Mission

The ‘Knowledge Utilization Research Center’ aims to produce knowledge, localize it, and promote policies, methods and activities that lead to the better utilization of health knowledge in the country. The goal of this center is to create change in health decision makers’ (people, health service providers, managers and policy makers) behavior, i.e. to make decisions on the basis of scientific and research evidence on one hand, and to make infrastructure and strengthen researchers’ efforts in transferring research results on the other hand and improve their communicating environment.

History

The ‘Knowledge Utilization Research Center’ began its work in 2006 under the title of the ‘KTE Study Group’ in the ‘Center of Academic and Health Policy’ of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. In 2008 it was approved as a research center by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME).