Using recent projects as examples, we will explore barriers to implementing guideline recommendations, and summarise evidence from trials and systematic reviews. Common barriers affecting individual therapists and organisations include lack of skills and knowledge, unhelpful attitudes, beliefs and biases, lack of equipment and space, professional roles and health systems.
Finally, behaviour-change interventions can be used to address these barriers. Interventions include audit and feedback cycles, education and training, coaching and mentoring, prompt and reminders. Outcomes of recent projects will be shared. Participants will leave the workshop with an action plan.
Acknowledgement: Some of the content for this workshop was developed, and has been presented with the following implementation science researchers: physiotherapist Claire Stewart from Sunshine Coast University Hospital, occupational therapist Associate Professor Sally Bennett from the University of Queensland, and Senior Research Fellow Dr Denise O’Connor from Monash University/Cochrane Australia.