Jessica Stander

Jessica Stander
University of Melbourne | MSD · Department of Physiotherapy

PhD; MMT(Physio); BSc(Physio)

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25 Research Items
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Introduction
My main research area of knowledge translation and my training in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research studies, give me the opportunity to help take evidence to the end-users. It also gives me the opportunity to help structure how new research evidence could and should be disseminated and conveyed to improve its visibility and uptake into daily clinical practice. I also completed my PhD by publication on this topic (PhD successfully defended August 2020).
Additional affiliations
February 2021 - present
University of Melbourne
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Teaching specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.
May 2017 - August 2020
Stellenbosch University
Position
  • PhD Student
May 2015 - March 2018
Stellenbosch University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
May 2017 - December 2020
Stellenbosch University
Field of study
  • Physiotherapy
January 2013 - March 2014
University of Western Australia
Field of study
  • Physiotherapy
January 2001 - December 2004
Stellenbosch University
Field of study
  • Physiotherapy

Publications

Publications (25)
Preprint
The objective of this scoping review is to understand the extent and type of evidence in relation to the efficacy of manual devices used for teaching spinal manual therapy skills in tertiary education settings.
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Fact sheet on back pain management current practices.
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Background: Individuals with Down syndrome may struggle with anticipatory postural adjustments, and adapt slower to motor tasks and environmental changes, due to decreased motor proficiency. Objectives: To determine the effectiveness of virtual reality therapy (VRT), specifically Nintendo Wii, combined with physiotherapy or occupational therapy (O...
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Introduction: Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) are vehicles for translating evidence into practice, but effective CPG‐uptake requires targeted training. This mixed methods research project took a staged evidence‐based approach to develop and test a tailored training programme (TTP) that addressed organisational and individual factors influencing...
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One knowledge translation method, of putting evidence into practice, is the use of clinical practice guidelines (CPG). The purpose of this brief report is to describe an 8-step process of "how to" contextualize a training programme to increase CPG-uptake for a targeted audience in a clearly defined setting. This process may assist implementation pr...
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Background Lack of time has consistently been reported as a major barrier to effective research evidence uptake into clinical practice. There has been no research to our knowledge that explores time as a barrier within the transtheoretical model of stages of change (SoC), to better understand the processes of physiotherapists' uptake of clinical pr...
Preprint
One knowledge translation method, of putting evidence into practice, is the use of clinical practice guidelines (CPG). The purpose of this brief report is to describe an 8-step process of \how to" contextualise a training programme to increase CPG-uptake for a targeted audience in a clearly de�ned setting. This process may assist implementalists to...
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Background: Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) provide conveniently packaged evidence-based recommendations to inform clinical decisions. However, intended end-users often do not know how to source, appraise, interpret or choose among CPGs. Moreover, it can be confusing when recommendations on the same topic differ among CPGs, in wording, intent a...
Conference Paper
Introduction: In the last 20 years, there has been a surge of interest in putting evidence into practice, a movement called knowledge translation (KT). One KT method is the use of good quality clinical practice guidelines (CPG). This mixed methods research project took a staged evidence-based approach to develop and test a tailored training program...
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Rationale: Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) should provide busy health care professionals with easy-to-use tools that support efficient uptake of current best evidence in daily clinical practice. However, CPG uptake rarely occurs at the speed of evidence production. The aim of this study was to explore the factors influencing CPG uptake among S...
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Background Understanding students’ learning styles, and modifying teaching styles and material accordingly, is an essential to delivering quality education. Knowing more about the learning styles of physiotherapy learners will assist educators’ planning and delivering of learning activities. The purpose of this scoping review was to explore what is...
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Background: Methamphetamine (MA) is a highly addictive psychostimulant used by approximately 52 million people worldwide. Chronic MA abuse leads to detrimental physiological and neurological changes, as well as increases in anxiety and depression, and decreases in overall fitness and quality of life. Exercise has been reported to possibly reverse...
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Challenges experienced in the higher education context require new academics to engage with issues of social justice in their pedagogical practices. This article focuses on such challenges and how these are met by the authors, who are new academics from two higher education institutions in South Africa. Using a collaborative auto-ethnographic appro...
Conference Paper
Objectives/aims: This study explored the insights, needs and expectations of South African (SA) physiotherapists (PTs) about routine use of clinical practice guidelines (CPG) in clinical practice. Implementing CPG is a new area for many SA PTs. There is increasing pressure from patients, professional associations and health insurers for uptake of...
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Background Research training programmes are a knowledge translation (KT) intervention which aim to improve research evidence uptake by clinicians. Whilst KT training programmes have been reported to significantly improve evidence uptake by physiotherapists, it is unclear which aspects of training optimally assist KT into physiotherapy practice. The...
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Purpose: The purpose of this scoping review was to describe physiotherapy learners’ learning styles. Methods: Nine electronic databases (CINAHL, BIOMED CENTRAL, Cochrane, Web of Science, PROQUEST, PUBMED, OTseeker, Scopus, ERIC) were searched using the following keywords: "learning styles" AND ("Allied Health Occupations" OR “physiotherapy” OR “phy...
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Purpose: The purposes of this scoping review were to: 1) identify components of KT training programmes tailored to physiotherapists to enhance evidence-based practice (EBP) and clinical practice guideline (CPG) utilisation; 2) map the elements of KT training programmes against evidence of effectiveness; 3) describe outcome measures reported from...

Questions

Questions (2)
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Does anyone have previously used research plan examples or templates that you wouldn’t mind sharing?
I want to start planning my research pathway and would like a framework to start outlining this.
Thanks in advance!
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Does anyone have information on this type of outcome measue? I have looked at the Fresno test before. However, it evaluates skills in EBP, not in clinical practice guidelines as such?

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Projects (3)
Project
The objective of this scoping review is to understand the extent and type of evidence in relation to the efficacy of manual devices used for teaching spinal manual therapy psychomotor skills in tertiary education settings.
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This systematic review aims to determine the effect of virtual reality therapy, alone or combined with Physio, compared to standard Physio care, on motor proficiency of individuals with Down syndrome
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This study aims to develop a multi-faceted knowledge translation strategy (utilising active and passive approaches), which has been contextualized for the South African physiotherapy population, on the use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines when treating patients with acute and sub-acute low back pain. A feasibility study will be conducted, since no previous research has been published on the implementation of a training programme within a South African physiotherapy context and so that any adaptation to the programme can be made before a large-scale trial, which will measure the effectiveness of the programme, can be implemented.