Journal article

Identifying the domains of context important to implementation science: a study protocol.

Janet E Squires, Ian D Graham, Alison M Hutchinson, Susan Michie, Jill J Francis, Anne Sales, Jamie Brehaut, Janet Curran, Noah Ivers, John Lavis, Stefanie Linklater, Shannon Fenton, Thomas Noseworthy, Jocelyn Vine, Jeremy M Grimshaw

Implementation Science | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is growing recognition that "context" can and does modify the effects of implementation interventions aimed at increasing healthcare professionals' use of research evidence in clinical practice. However, conceptual clarity about what exactly comprises "context" is lacking. The purpose of this research program is to develop, refine, and validate a framework that identifies the key domains of context (and their features) that can facilitate or hinder (1) healthcare professionals' use of evidence in clinical practice and (2) the effectiveness of implementation interventions. METHODS/DESIGN: A multi-phased investigation of context using mixed methods will be conducted. The firs..

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