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Table 6 Mean individual and global sustainment outcomes and sustainment determinants by current program status

From: Measurement of sustainment of prevention programs and initiatives: the sustainment measurement system scale

Construct Continues to exist but adapted Continues to exist in same form
Outcome (n = 55) (n = 125)
Continue to operate as described in original application 4.00 (0.94) 4.53 (0.70)***
Continue to deliver preventive services to intended population 4.40 (0.95) 4.81 (0.52)***
Continue to deliver evidence-based services 4.24 (1.09) 4.69 (0.65)***
Periodically measure fidelity of services delivered 3.71 (1.49) 4.29 (0.97)**
Global sustainment 4.09 (0.99) 4.58 (0.51)***
Determinant (n = 51) (n = 96)
Financial stability 2.80 (1.17) 2.49 (0.96)
Responsiveness to community needs 4.48 (0.76) 4.48 (0.57)
Responsiveness to community values 4.72 (0.45) 4.73 (0.38)
Coalitions, partnerships, and networks 4.05 (1.05) 4.13 (0.67)
Organizational capacity 4.19 (0.84) 4.26 (0.68)
Organizational staff capability 4.41 (0.87) 4.65 (0.50)*
Implementation leadership 4.16 (0.98) 4.00 (0.74)
Evaluation, feedback, & program outcomes 4.01 (0.91) 4.10 (0.65)
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001