Table 5

Definition of Knowledge-to-Action's knowledge creation steps and its application to a theoretical sport concussion coaching example

Knowledge creation steps8990Concussion coach resource application
Knowledge inquiry ▸ Constitutes the multitude of primary studies or information of variable quality addressing a particular question▸ Conduct a literature search and gather all studies/information related to coaching concussion knowledge and understanding of concussion, effective coaching resources, and optimal coach-learning strategies
Knowledge synthesis ▸ Represents the aggregation of existing knowledge, a literature summary that uses explicit methods to perform a comprehensive literature search and critical appraisal of studies, and statistical techniques to combine these valid studies (eg, systematic reviews, meta-analyses)▸ Conduct a systematic review, for example, to assess the most appropriate articles gathered in the knowledge inquiry phase
Knowledge tools/products ▸ Present knowledge in a clear, concise, and user-friendly format, providing recommendations to facilitate the uptake and application of knowledge▸ Conduct a synopsis of what is found and make recommendations, for example create a web-based concussion curriculum