Reflections and considerations for knowledge translation efforts on pain training for caregivers of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Genik, L.M.
McMurtry, C.M.

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Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood, International Association for the Study of Pain

Abstract

As part of a larger research program targeting the knowledge-to-action gap in pain in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), we developed Let's Talk About Pain. This program introduces evidence-based pain assessment and management approaches that can be used by respite workers when caring for children with IDD. It has been successfully piloted and evaluated using a randomized controlled trial with promising outcomes. This commentary: 1) outlines our reflections while planning, conducting, and publishing this work, 2) provides recommendations to other researchers in the field when conducting knowledge-translation based work; and 3) serves as a call to action for further research and knowledge translation in this area.

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knowledge translation, pain training, caregivers, children, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities

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Genik LM, McMurtry CM. Reflections and considerations for knowledge translation efforts on pain training for caregivers of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Pediatric Pain Letter 2020;22(2):21-24. http://ppl.childpain.org/issues/v22n2_2020/v22n2_genik.shtml

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