The April special issue on Knowledge Translation of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy is now available. In this issue Quinn and colleagues examined the development and delivery of a 14-week complex physical activity intervention for people with Huntington disease, where detailed information about the intervention was fully embedded in the trial design process. Tilson and colleagues describe patterns of tablet computer use in physical therapy students during clinical education experiences. ALMohiza and colleagues examined the adherence to a clinical treatment algorithm developed for physical therapists who treat clients with balance and vestibular disorders and the effect on patient outcomes. Sibley and colleagues describe how a behavior change theory was used to develop an intervention to increase reactive balance measurement among physical therapists. Rimmer and colleagues describe a knowledge-to-practice framework that will support rehabilitation professionals in building and maintaining a database of successful health/wellness guidelines, recommendations, and adaptations to promote community health inclusion for people with disabilities. Glegg and Hoens provide an overview of knowledge translation theories applied to knowledge brokering and propose a model outlining the role domains assumed in knowledge brokering.
Additionally in this issue, JNPT is excited to publish the Vestibular Rehabilitation for Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction: An Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline from the Neurology Section of the APTA and the JNPT Perspectives for Patients: Treatment for Vestibular Disorders: How Does Your Physical Therapist Treat Dizziness Related to Vestibular Problems? based on the clinical practice guidelines by Hall and colleagues. Also be sure to check out the abstracts of current knowledge translation research.
The Editors of JNPT extended thanks and gratitude to Dr. Lee Dibble who is stepping down from his role as associate editor. His contributions to JNPT have been outstanding, and preceded his service on the Editorial Board. As an author (2-time winner of the Golden Synapse Award), reviewer, and Associate Editor, the dedication that Dr Dibble has shown has been so important to the quality and growth of our journal over the years. We will greatly miss his insightfulness and creativity, and his commitment to excellence. JNPT would also like to our Editorial Board members and our over 100 reviewers whose work is essential to the advancement of neurologic physical therapy practice and science.
George Fulk, PT, PhD
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