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Table 4 Dimensions of elements that should be aligned with other elements and/or with the EBI (number of articles studying the main category, category, and studied elements)

From: Alignment in implementation of evidence-based interventions: a scoping review

Main category Dimension *Studied elements References
Structural
(n = 45)
Vision and
goals
(n = 14)
Goals (n = 8)
Visions (n = 5)
Objectives (n = 2)
[21, 28, 29, 31, 33, 46, 50, 51]
[30, 38, 52,53,54]
[46, 49]
  System and
processes
(n = 36)
Strategy/agenda/schedule/plan (n = 9)
Processes in general (n = 8)
System in general (n = 7)
Operations/mission (n = 6)
Recommendations/guidelines (n = 5)
Workflows (n = 4)
Practices (n = 3)
Services (n = 3)
Structures (n = 3)
Incentives (n = 1)
Indicators (n = 1)
Mandates (n = 1)
Standards (n = 1)
Work tasks (n = 1)
[17, 26, 32, 34, 35, 53, 55,56,57]
[1, 33, 34, 40, 52, 55, 58, 59]
[19, 23, 24, 51, 60,61,62]
[26, 27, 33, 48, 53, 61]
[18, 37, 63,64,65]
[21, 23, 25, 58]
[24, 34, 66]
[36, 51, 63]
[1, 25, 52]
[1]
[45]
[37]
[36]
[25]
  Resources and
competing tasks
(n = 10)
Priorities/focus (n = 6)
Resources (n = 4)
Concurrent programs (n = 2)
Workload (n = 1)
[20, 33, 38, 40, 58, 67]
[20, 33, 40, 50]
[21, 62]
[23]
Social
(n = 28)
Behaviors
(n = 18)
Actions/efforts in general (n = 10)
Leadership behaviors (n= 7)
Staff behaviors/participation (n = 3)
Support (n = 2)
Activities (n = 1)
Service deliverance (n = 1)
Use (n = 1)
[6, 25, 29, 30, 33, 34, 48, 50, 57, 68]
[6, 34, 36, 47, 56, 68, 69]
[6, 36, 59]
[6, 20]
[54]
[22]
[22]
  Thoughts and
emotions
(n = 14)
Values (n = 6)
Understandings (n = 2)
Attention (n = 1)
Attitudes (n = 1)
Expectations (n = 1)
Interests (n = 1)
Needs (n = 1)
Perceptions (n = 1)
Readiness (n = 1)
Satisfaction (n = 1)
Self-determination (n = 1)
Trust (n = 1)
Views (n = 1)
[1, 21, 40, 48, 52, 70]
[1, 71]
[1]
[6]
[29]
[55]
[30]
[44]
[36]
[22]
[36]
[1]
[52]
  Interpersonal
aspects
(n = 7)
Culture/climate (n = 3)
Relationships (n = 2)
Social dimensions (n = 2)
Shared community values (n = 1)
[6, 37, 40]
[19, 52]
[6, 19]
[38]
  1. *Elements as mentioned in the articles