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