Modeling implementation and knowledge translation strategies using discrete choice conjoint experiments

The Toronto chapter of the KTE CoP met to learn from Dr. Charles Cunningham about modelling knowledge translation and implementation strategies and the results from studies regarding knowledge user preferences.
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Modeling the Decision of Mental Health Providers to Implement Evidence-Based Children’s Mental Health Services: A Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiment
Charles E. Cunningham, Melanie Barwick, Heather Rimas, Stephanie Mielko, Raluca Barac
Adm Policy Ment Health (2018) 45:302–317. DOI 10.1007/s10488-017-0824-z

Modeling the Mental Health Practice Change Preferences of Educators: A Discrete-Choice Conjoint Experiment
Charles E. Cunningham, Melanie Barwick, Kathy Short, Yvonne Chen, Heather Rimas, Jenna Ratcliffe, Stephanie Mielko
School Mental Health (2014) 6:1–14. DOI 10.1007/s12310-013-9110-8

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Event details

DATE: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
TIME: 4–6 PM (EST)
Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9

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About the Presentation

In this presentation Dr. Charles Cunningham will describe the use of Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiments, methods from marketing research and health economics that are used to model the design of knowledge translation and implementation strategies. Many of these studies have been conducted in collaboration with members of the Knowledge Translation and Exchange Community of Practice (Melanie Barwick and Don Buchanan). Dr. Cunningham will present the use of “latent class” and “multi-level latent class” approaches to model the preferences of different knowledge users, as well as the implications of these approaches.

Learning Objectives

After this talk you will understand:

  • the information preferences of parents of children with mental health problems;
  • the views of young adults about the provision of information about depression and anxiety; and
  • professional preferences regarding the implementation of evidence-based mental health practices in educational and clinical settings.

About the Presenter

Charles CunninghamCharles Cunningham is a Psychologist at McMaster Children’s Hospital and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Dr. Cunningham’s research uses methods from marketing and health economics to engage students, teachers, patients, and providers in the design of more user-centered health and mental health services. This work has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Jack Laidlaw Chair in Patient-Centered Health Care.