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Table 6 Outcomes for Key Performance Indicators

From: Longitudinal evaluation of a knowledge translation role in occupational therapy

Domain Indicator Outcome
Academic Undertake and develop specific research projects / streams in collaboration with clinicians 10 clinician led articles published or accepted for publication [52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60], with a further 5 currently under peer view
100% conversion rate to publications (either published or in development) for research projects to date
17 conference presentations at local, state and international conferences
$150,000 AUD in grant and fellowship funding
  Supervision of higher degree by research students Three students successfully completed (honours and masters) and one student current enrolled (honours).
Research Production Undertake and develop specific research projects / streams in collaboration with clinicians 28 active research projects currently underway – 7 in data collection phase, 5 in the data analysis phase and 16 in the dissemination phase. Projects in all program areas – youth, adult and aged mental health.
  Individual and group mentorship of clinicians and other stakeholders at all stages of the research and knowledge translation process 1:1 mentorship of a named clinician for each current project
Research Culture Supporting the translation of research and knowledge into practice, by embedding evidence into policies and practices across the organisation Five or more examples of knowledge translation identified each year. E.g. changes to documentation practices, implementation of guidelines, increased secondary consultations
  Undertake leadership roles within networks and governance structures, and exert positive influence through these roles Occupational therapy representation in all Research Committee, Consumer and Carer Advisory, Discipline Lead, Executive and local service meetings.
  Adoption of co-production as a guiding principle for the occupational therapy research program Process for co-production currently being developed collaboratively with Consumer and Carer Advisory Group
  Establishment and maintenance of strategic collaborations and networks at multiple levels (i.e. local, state, national and international) Maintenance of existing partnerships with universities and health services
Formulation of memorandums of understanding with universities and other organisations (including health services and industry partners)
Hosting and development of annual regional occupational therapy in mental health research symposium
  Demonstrate and document on-going development of research and knowledge translation culture Development and annual review of Occupational Therapy Research Strategy, and associated Annual Report
  1. Note: AUD = Australian Dollars