From synthesis to script: Transforming qualitative research findings for use in practice

Margarete Sandelowski, Frank Trimble, Elizabeth Woodard, Julie Barroso

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Although qualitative research synthesis has secured a place in the evidence-based practice movement, little effort has as yet been directed toward translating the results into material form for practice. The authors transformed a qualitative research synthesis of findings pertaining to stigma in HIV-positive women into a script and DVD. The process of transformation entailed bringing together the norms and imperatives of scientific research, clinical practice, and artistic presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1350-1370
Number of pages21
JournalQualitative Health Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006



  • Arts-based research
  • Qualitative research synthesis
  • Representation
  • Research dissemination
  • Research translation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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