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December 2020 - Volume 18 - Issue 4

  • Hanan Khalil
    Dr Craig Lockwood
  • 2691-3321
  • Quarterly
  • 61 of 102 Heath Care Sciences & Services
    72 of 165 Medicine, General & Internal
  • 1.930


From the Editors

Welcome to the fourth and final issue of JBI Evidence Implementation for 2020, and what a year it has been! Journals have experienced a surge in publication over the year as working from home led to more creative work, while peer review requests have gone up significantly. We owe all JBI peer reviewers' our deepest appreciation for helping authors strengthen their work to the benefit of all readers.


This issue Professor Derek Stewart talks us through an exemplar of models informing practice design and development in varied cultural contexts; presenting interesting insights on models as a framework for practice change. A series of research studies and methodological reports then unpack aspects of bias in meta-analysis, building collaborative research communities, a qualitative descriptive study on experience with robotics in stroke rehabilitation and three year follow up of a pressure ulcer prevention program. This issue concludes with a discussion paper on initiatives to manage pandemics, presenting how evidence-based interventions are strategic choices, and multi-faceted approaches may help address 'surge' issues in pandemic responses. This final paper for 2020 is framed around the JBI Model for evidence-based healthcare, demonstrating the utility of JBI's conceptualisation of evidence and implementation for global health. ​

Current Issue Highlights

Building a collaborative research community of practice and supporting research engagement in speech-language pathology: identification of stakeholder priorities

McCurtin, Arlene; O’Connor, Anne; The Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Research Special Interest Group*

JBI Evidence Implementation. 18(4):368-375, December 2020.