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Table 2 Contexts and mechanisms expected

From: Evaluation of a knowledge transfer scheme to improve policy making and practices in health promotion and disease prevention setting in French regions: a realist study protocol

Types of variable CMO Types Variables Questions Data collection
Context in each region (C)   Relating to regional policy-making and policy action on prevention Leadership Type of management
Type of management structuring
Observation
Documentary analysis
Semi-structured interview
  How public health is organised Funders
Types of funding ways (competitive call for project, conventional agreement, etc.)
Assessment of actions
Main partnership between stakeholders.
Observation
Documentary analysis
Semi-structured interview
  Support mechanisms for stakeholders/practitioners Types of supporting process
Who support the practitioners
Who are supported
Who fund the supporting activities
Observation
Documentary analysis
Semi-structured interview
   Opportunities Opportunities to work with researchers, to use evidences from researchers in practices Observation
Documentary analysis
Semi-structured interview
    Collaborative Experiences of collaborating work with researchers
Assessment of them
Observation
Documentary analysis
Semi-structured interview
    Specific decision-making and operational process Description of decision-making process
Description of designing, setting and assessment of interventions
Observation
Documentary analysis
Semi-structured interview
Parameters influencing the use of the PBs Mechanisms (M) Relating to the PBs Acceptability of PBs
Closeness between practices and PBs recommendations
Convenience of PBs with context and practices
Credibility perceived of PBs
Other mechanisms not expected
Observation
Documentary analysis
Semi-structured interview
Relating to stakeholders/professionals Ability to integrate new practices in the context, in the habits (capabilities)
Interest from PBS using
Culture of change existing (previous experiences, awareness, agreement)
Motivation of using PBs
Levels of interaction between researchers and practitioners to discuss about evidence-informed practices
Other mechanisms not expected
Observation
Documentary analysis
Semi-structured interview
Relating to organisations Changes in ability to evolve (opportunities in functioning, hierarchical agreement, etc.)
Temporality (opportunity to take time to introduce new knowledge coming from PBs)
Other blocking or driving mechanisms not expected
Observation
Documentary analysis
Semi-structured interview
Others Other mechanisms not envisaged initially Observation
Documentary analysis
Semi-structured interview
Conduct of the KT Intervention (I) set up locally Type of KT activity set up locally
Duration of these activities (action plans)
Types of activity carried out
Stage of completion of the expected activities
Contributors involved in KT strategies
Partnerships involved in KT strategies
Financial resources in KT strategies
Material resources in KT strategies
Observation
Documentary analysis
Semi-structured interview