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Publications from Evidence to Care

Evidence to Care and their partners publish on a range of topics related to their work in academic, trade, and public sources. Below you will find a selection of citations and links to their work:

Academic Publications

Kingsnorth, S., Adler, E., Ami, N., Gresley-Jones, T., Mankad, D., Joachimides, N., Fay, L., Slonim, N., & Fehlings, D. (2013). Developing a cerebral palsy chronic pain assessment toolkit: a systematic review of the evidence. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 55:S3, 39.

Kingsnorth, S., Orava, T., Provvidenza, C., Adler, E., Ami, N., Gresley-Jones, T., Mankad, D., Slonim, N., Fay, L., Joachimides, J., Hoffman, A., Hung, R., & Fehlings, D. Chronic pain assessment tools for cerebral palsy: A systematic review. (2015). Pediatrics, 136(4):e947-e960. [2015-0273]. Open access

Townley, A., Kingsnorth, S., Orava, T., & Provvidenza, C. (2015). An evidence-informed approach to the identification and assessment of chronic pain in children with cerebral palsy. The Journal of Pain, 16(4), S3. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2015.01.025. 

Kingsnorth, S., Joachimides, N., Krog, K., Davies, B., & Smith Higuchi, K. Optimal pain assessment in pediatric rehabilitation: Implementation of a nursing guideline. Pain Management Nursing. 2015 Dec:16(6):871-880. 

Hebert, D., Lindsay, M. P.,  McIntyre, A., Kirton, A., Rumney, G. P.,  Bagg, S., Bayley, M., Dowlatshahi, D., Dukelow, S., Garnhum, M., Glasser, E., Halabi, ML., Kang, E MacKay-Lyons, M., Martino, R., Rochette, A., Rowe, S., Salbach, N., Semenko, B., Stack, B., Swinton, L., Weber, V., Mayer, M., Verrilli, S., DeVeber, G., Andersen, J., Barlow, K., Cassidy, C., Dilenge, ME., Fehlings, D., Hung, R., Iruthayarajah, J., Lenz, L., Majnemer, A., Purtzki, J., Rafay, M., Sonnenberg, K. L., Townley, A., Janzen, S., Foley, N., Teasell R. (2016). Canadian stroke best practice recommendations: Stroke rehabilitation practice guidelines, update 2015. International Journal of Stroke, 11(4). DOI: 10.1177/1747493016643553.

Edelstein, H., Schippke, J., Sheffe, S., & Kingsnorth, S. (2016). Children with medical complexity: a scoping review of interventions to support caregiver stress. Child: care, health and development, 43(3), 323 – 333. DOI: 10.1111/cch.12430. 

Schippke, J., Provvidenza, C., & Kingsnorth S. (2017). Peer support for families of children with complex needs: Development and dissemination of a best practice toolkit. Child: care, health and development, 43(6), 823 – 830. DOI: 10.1111/cch.12494. 

Barney, C., Provvidenza, C., Townley, A., & Kingsnorth, S. (2017). International collaboration supports improved pain assessment practices for children with cerebral palsy. The Journal of Pain, 18(4), S42. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2017.02.160.

Townley, A., Wincentak, J., Krog, K., Schippke, J., & Kingsnorth, S. (2017). Paediatric gastrostomy stoma complications and treatments: A rapid scoping review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(7-8), 1369 – 1380. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14233. 

Provvidenza, C., Hartman, L., & McPherson, A.  (2018).  Fostering positive weight-related conversations between healthcare professionals, children, and families.  Development of a knowledge translation Casebook and evaluation protocol.   Child Care Health Dev, 45 (1), 138-145 (early online 26 November).  

Orava, T., Provvidenza, C., Townley, A., & Kingsnorth, S. Screening and assessment of chronic pain among children with cerebral palsy: Adoption of a pain toolbox. Disability & Rehabilitation. 2019; 41(22), 2695-2703. 

Wincentak, J., Cheung, S., & Kingsnorth, S. (2019). Utilizing a journal club to build research competencies in a cross-disciplinary environment. Scholarly and Research Communication. 2019;10(3) access

Kingsnorth, S., Orava, T., Parker, K., & Milo-Manson, G. (2020). From knowledge translation theory to practice: Lessons learned in mobilizing evidence into care in a pediatric rehabilitation setting. Disability & Rehabilitation, 42(6): 869-879. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1514075 Open access

Bonder, R., Provvidenza, C., Hubley, D., & McPherson, A. (2020).  Putting Positive Weight-Related Conversations into Practice: The Pilot Implementation of a Knowledge Translation Casebook.  Child: Care, Health & Development, 46(3):360-368.  

Provvidenza, C., Townley, A., Wincentak, J., Peacocke, S, & Kingsnorth S. (2020). Building knowledge translation competency in a community-based hospital: A practice-informed curriculum for healthcare providers, researchers and leadership. Implementation Science, 15, 54. access

Paniccia, M., Provvidenza, C., Kingsnorth, S., Ippolito, C., Zemek, R., & Reed,N. (2021).  Engaging Target Users to Appraise and Refine Clinical Practice Guidelines in Pediatric Concussion: An Integrated Knowledge Translation Approach. Journal of Concussion, 5:1-16.

Wincentak, J., Xu, Y., Rudden, L., Kassam-Lallani, D., Mullin, A., Truong, C., Krog, K., & Kingsnorth, S. (2021).. The current state of knowledge on digital rectal stimulation in traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury: A scoping review. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 30:S0003-9993(21)00093-9.

Bonder, R., Wincentak, J., Gan, C., Kingsnorth, S.,Provvidenza, C., & McPherson, A.C. (2021). They assume that you’re not having sex: A qualitative exploration of how healthcare providers can have positive sexuality-related conversations with youth with disabilities. Sexuality and Disability, 

Lung, S.L.M., Wincentak, J., Gan, C., Kingsnorth, S., Provvidenza, C. & McPherson A.C. Are healthcare providers and young people talking about sexuality? A scoping review to characterize conversations and identify barriers. Child Care Health Dev. 2021 Nov;47(6):744-757. doi: 10.1111/cch.12892.

Trade and Public Publications

Schippke, J., Provvidenza, C., & Kingsnorth, S. (July 2015). Rapid evidence review: Peer support for families of children with disabilities. Toronto, ON: Evidence to Care, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Retrieved from: 

Orava, T. (2015). 3 things to know about chronic pain. Today's Kids in Motion Magazine. Summer/Fall 2015 edition. Available at:

Kingsnorth, S & Townley, A. (2015). Standardizing Chronic Pain Assessment: Using a Toolbox in a Pediatric Rehabilitation Setting. On the Uptake: Childhood Disability Link. Available at:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. (2015, November 13). Things to know about chronic pain. Today’s Kids in Motion Magazine. Retrieved from: 

Townley, A. (2015, November 26). Chronic Pain Assessment Toolbox for Children with Disabilities. Healthscape. Retrieved from:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. (2016, May). Bringing Evidence to Care: How the Pediatric Rehabilitation Sector is Adopting Evidence-Based Best Practices. Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario. Retrieved from: 

Townley, A., Wincentak, J., Raffaele, C., & Kingsnorth, S. (2018). Feeding and Swallowing: Aligning knowledge translation, research, and clinical practice to bring evidence to care. OT Now, 20(6), 28.

Townley, A., Perlin, R., and Downing, J. (2018) What is aspiration? When food goes down the wrong pipe. Today’s Kids in Motion. Retrieved from:

Townley, A., Perlin, R., and Downing, J. (2018) What is aspiration? When food goes down the wrong pipe. Rehab and Community Care Medicine. Retrieved from:

Townley, A., Provvidenza, C., & McPherson, A. (Winter, 2018/19).  Weighty conversations: More than just a number on the scale. Rehab & Community Care (  

Wincentak, J. (August 2019). Why you need a Knowledge Broker. Knowledge Nudge: CHI KT Platform. Retrieved from: 

Casebook Publications

Townley, A., Wincentak, J., & Kingsnorth, S. Taking time to reflect and learn from COVID experiences. Hospital News (April). 2020.

Halsey, M. Providing methods to help children with chronic pain. Hospital News 2015 May.

YouTube Videos

Provvidenza, C. (November 2020).KNOWvember 20 Interview. Health Education England, National Health System.  

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. (August 9, 2017). Chronic Pain Toolbox Helps Treat Children Who Have Chronic Pain [Video]. Youtube.