Journal article

Acceptability of healthcare interventions: an overview of reviews and development of a theoretical framework

Mandeep Sekhon, Martin Cartwright, Jill J Francis

BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: It is increasingly acknowledged that 'acceptability' should be considered when designing, evaluating and implementing healthcare interventions. However, the published literature offers little guidance on how to define or assess acceptability. The purpose of this study was to develop a multi-construct theoretical framework of acceptability of healthcare interventions that can be applied to assess prospective (i.e. anticipated) and retrospective (i.e. experienced) acceptability from the perspective of intervention delivers and recipients. METHODS: Two methods were used to select the component constructs of acceptability. 1) An overview of reviews was conducted to identify systemati..

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