Utilizing research in professional practice

Phillip Rumrill, Melody Tankersley, Bryan G. Cook, Lynn C. Koch

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A review of the rehabilitation, disability studies, and allied health literature suggests the presence of numerous factors that impede the utilization of research by practitioners. The purpose of this article is to describe these factors and offer potential solutions that could enable rehabilitation professionals to integrate research findings into their practice. Specifically, the authors recommend strategies to (a) contextualize research throughout pre-service curricula, (b) establish researcher-stakeholder partnerships, (c) increase the accessibility of research to practitioners, and (d) establish professional and peer support for implementing research in field practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-331
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2006


  • Research utilization
  • Research-to-practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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