Congratulations to Ms Farhana Karachi who, earlier this week, graduated with her PhD from the University of Stellenbsoch. The title of her research project is the Implementation and evaluation of a validated evidence-based physiotherapy protocol in a surgical ICU: A controlled before- and after-study.
Citation:It is estimated to take up to 18 years for new effective medical/rehabilitation interventions to be incorporated into the usual care management of patients. This South African implementation study identified, contextualised and evaluated a multi-disciplinary implementation process for a public sector surgical intensive care unit, based on the best available evidence. The study confirmed the need to incorporate behaviour change strategies for healthcare providers and highlighted the importance of the organisational structure to bridge the gap between evidence and clinical practice within a resource-constrained environment.
We are incredibly proud of the work she has done.