The first #ResNetSLT Journal Club of 2017 is scheduled for Wednesday, 29th March (7.30 – 8.30pm UK time).
The discussion will be based around this paper which is directly relevant to all healthcare professionals who are dedicated to delivering clinical excellence, as we know that there is a positive impact on patient outcomes where practitioners are actively engaged in clinical research.
So although this study sample comprised Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs), the findings are important for all healthcare disciplines.
The participating SLPs answered a survey to self-report their interest, confidence and prior experience in 10 research-related activities.
The analysis of this sample investigated a number of demographic factors as potential predictors for research engagement: including level of qualification and number of years post-registration. The main conclusion is a recommendation for training in research skills.
We will structure our hour's discussion around the following questions:
- What does 'research engagement' mean to you? What do you think of the 'research spider' tool?
- How do you rate yourself on the 'research spider tool?
- How do you think your local colleagues would rate themselves – and if you tried this at your next team meeting, what conversations do you think it would spark
- Figure 2 shows reported frequency of reading & appraising published research – what are your comments on this from your own experience?
- Figure 3 shows reported frequency of active involvement in research – what are your comments on this from your own experience?
- Table 3 shows analysis of the factors for predicting research engagement - what are your comments on this from your own experience?