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Table 1 Reviews of sustainment studies

From: Advancing understanding and identifying strategies for sustaining evidence-based practices: a review of reviews

Authors (year) Years covered Language Quality appraisal Review type Interventions of interest Proportion of review’s included studies reporting TMF use
Tricco et al. (2016) [19] 1979–2012 Unspecified No Scoping Chronic disease management “[N]one of the included studies reported using a framework to develop, implement, or measure sustainability” (p.5). [0/144]
Wiltsey Stirman et al. (2012) [8] Published or in press by July 2011 English No Systematic Various medical care and health services, mental and behavioral health, health promotion and public health, and education “[F]ewer than one-third of the studies that we reviewed were guided by an explicit model” (p.12) [1/3 × 125 = 41/125]
Hulland et al. 2015 [20] Published or available by December 1, 2013 English, French, German, or Spanish Yes Systematic Water, hygiene, and sanitation “[O]nly 11 of the 36 studies described a behavioral model or conceptual framework” (p.44). [11/36 articles]
Lovarini et al. (2013) [21] Unspecified English Yes Systematic Community-based fall prevention “Three publications described different conceptual frameworks or models of program sustainability” (p.11). [3/19]
Hodge and Turner (2016) [24] Unspecified English No Literature Various for disadvantaged communities “Only 11 of the articles indicated that they were guided by a conceptual framework for implementation” (p.196). [11/28]
Iwelunmor et al. (2016) [22] 1996–2015 English Yes Systematic Various implemented in Sub-Saharan Africa “[Twenty-three] of the 41 articles reviewed discussed framing the sustainability in terms of a theory or conceptual framework” (p.15). [23/41]
Schell et al. (2013) [23] Literature spans about 20 years Unspecified No Literature Various in public health “Some pieces highlighted the relevance of institutional theory, Schien’s work on organizational culture, or diffusion of innovations” (p.5). [3/85]
Lennox et al. (2018) [26] Final search conducted September 2017 English Yes Systematic Various in health care (i.e., models, checklists, tools, processes, strategies, conceptualizations and frameworks) “37% (23/62) did not have an explicit link to theory” (p.4). [39/62]
Shigayeva and Coker (2015) [17] 1980–2012 English No Literature Communicable disease programs 66% [71/108] of empirical studies included in the review did not use a TMF. [37/108]
  1. TMF theory, model, and/or framework