In our final blog posting of 2012, we thought we would end with some reflections on our work on the PAR-QoL website. It has been an exciting year with a lot accomplished! The website has been fully on-line for one year (core content + the blog, news & events, expert spotlight features), and have plans for 2013 to add content and features in order to deliver you the information you need to help with your work!
Since April 2012, the number of visitors to the site has grown (see graph below of visitors). In total, we have had over 300,000 hits with about 24,000 of those being unique visitors (first time and validated visitors to the site).
We hope that this growth can continue and appreciate your time in visiting the site and spreading the word about it to your colleagues.
We are also happy to report we have an article in press in ‘Disability and Rehabilitation’ on the development of the PAR-QoL website. This discusses the rationale behind developing the content and the steps taken for developing the website:
Hitzig SL, Noreau L, Balioussis C, Routhier F, Kairy D, Craven BC.The development of the spinal cord injury participation and quality of life (PAR-QoL) tool-kit. Disabil Rehabil. IN PRESS.
The article may serve as a useful template for your own knowledge mobilization projects.
We hope that we can continue to be a valued knowledge resource in the field of spinal cord injury and quality of life.
As always, feel free to write in to share your thoughts and comments or to ask questions.
Wishing you all the best for 2013,
The PAR-QoL Team