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  1. Ghana significantly reduced maternal and newborn mortality between 1990 and 2015, largely through efforts focused on improving access to care. Yet achieving further progress requires improving the quality and ...

    Authors: Caitlin R. Williams, Stephanie Bogdewic, Medge D. Owen, Emmanuel K. Srofenyoh and Rohit Ramaswamy

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:31

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. There is a continued need to evaluate training programs in dissemination and implementation (D&I) research. Scientific products yielded from trainees are an important and objective measure to understand the ca...

    Authors: Rebekah R. Jacob, Angeline Gacad, Margaret Padek, Graham A. Colditz, Karen M. Emmons, Jon F. Kerner, David A. Chambers and Ross C. Brownson

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:30

    Content type: Short report

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  3. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women in the United States (US) remains a complex public health crisis. Women who experience IPV are among the most vulnerable patients seen in primary care. Screening i...

    Authors: Katherine M. Iverson, Melissa E. Dichter, Kelly Stolzmann, Omonyêlé L. Adjognon, Robert A. Lew, LeAnn E. Bruce, Megan R. Gerber, Galina A. Portnoy and Christopher J. Miller

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:29

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  4. Implementation strategies increase the adoption of evidence-based practices, but they require resources. Although information about implementation costs is critical for decision-makers with budget constraints,...

    Authors: Zuleyha Cidav, David Mandell, Jeffrey Pyne, Rinad Beidas, Geoffrey Curran and Steven Marcus

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:28

    Content type: Methodology

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  5. Quality improvement collaboratives are widely used to improve health care in both high-income and low and middle-income settings. Teams from multiple health facilities share learning on a given topic and apply...

    Authors: Karen Zamboni, Ulrika Baker, Mukta Tyagi, Joanna Schellenberg, Zelee Hill and Claudia Hanson

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:27

    Content type: Systematic review

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  6. Rates of opioid prescribing tripled in the USA between 1999 and 2015 and were associated with significant increases in opioid misuse and overdose death. Roughly half of all opioids are prescribed in primary ca...

    Authors: Andrew Quanbeck, Daniel Almirall, Nora Jacobson, Randall T. Brown, Jillian K. Landeck, Lynn Madden, Andrew Cohen, Brienna M. F. Deyo, James Robinson, Roberta A. Johnson and Nicholas Schumacher

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:26

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Delays in diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) remain common in high-burden countries. To improve case detection, substantial investments have been made to scale-up Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert), a cartridge-b...

    Authors: Tania F. Reza, Talemwa Nalugwa, Katherine Farr, Mariam Nantale, Denis Oyuku, Annet Nakaweesa, Johnson Musinguzi, Moksha Vangala, Priya B. Shete, Austin Tucker, Olivia Ferguson, Katherine Fielding, Hojoon Sohn, David Dowdy, David A. J. Moore, J. Lucian Davis…

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:24

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Efforts to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care provision have often focused on changing approaches to the way services are organized and delivered. Continuous quality improvement (CQI), ...

    Authors: James E. Hill, Anne-Marie Stephani, Paul Sapple and Andrew J. Clegg

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:23

    Content type: Systematic review

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  9. The need to build capacity for health policy and systems research (HPSR) in low- and middle-income countries has been underscored as this encompasses the processes of decision-making at all levels of the healt...

    Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Chinyere Mbachu, Enyi Etiaba, Nkoli Ezumah, Uchenna Ezenwaka, Ifeyinwa Arize, Chinyere Okeke, Chikezie Nwankwor and Benjamin Uzochukwu

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:22

    Content type: Research

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  10. Understanding the mechanisms of implementation strategies (i.e., the processes by which strategies produce desired effects) is important for research to understand why a strategy did or did not achieve its int...

    Authors: Cara C. Lewis, Meredith R. Boyd, Callie Walsh-Bailey, Aaron R. Lyon, Rinad Beidas, Brian Mittman, Gregory A. Aarons, Bryan J. Weiner and David A. Chambers

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:21

    Content type: Systematic review

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  11. Low-value care initiatives are rapidly growing; however, it is not clear how members of the public should be involved. The objective of this scoping review was to systematically examine the literature describi...

    Authors: Emma E. Sypes, Chloe de Grood, Fiona M. Clement, Jeanna Parsons Leigh, Liam Whalen-Browne, Henry T. Stelfox and Daniel J. Niven

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:20

    Content type: Research

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  12. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported a typo in the title of the article.

    Authors: Sarah Gimbel, Ana Olga Mocumbi, Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir, Joana Coutinho, Leonel Andela, Bonifacio Cebola, Heidi Craine, Jonny Crocker, Leecreesha Hicks, Sarah Holte, Rodrigues Hossieke, Edgar Itai, Carol Levin, Nelia Manaca, Filipe Murgorgo, Miguel Nhumba…

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:19

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Implementation Science 2020 15:15

  13. Effective implementation strategies might facilitate patient-centered medical home (PCMH) uptake and spread by targeting barriers to change. Evidence-based quality improvement (EBQI) is a multi-faceted impleme...

    Authors: Susan E. Stockdale, Alison B. Hamilton, Alicia A. Bergman, Danielle E. Rose, Karleen F. Giannitrapani, Timothy R. Dresselhaus, Elizabeth M. Yano and Lisa V. Rubenstein

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:18

    Content type: Research

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  14. The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) is a determinants framework that may require adaptation or contextualization to fit the needs of implementation scientists in low- and middle-incom...

    Authors: Arianna Rubin Means, Christopher G. Kemp, Marie-Claire Gwayi-Chore, Sarah Gimbel, Caroline Soi, Kenneth Sherr, Bradley H. Wagenaar, Judith N. Wasserheit and Bryan J. Weiner

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:17

    Content type: Systematic review

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  15. New opportunities to record, collate, and analyze routine patient data have prompted optimism about the potential of learning health systems. However, real-life examples of such systems remain rare and few hav...

    Authors: Mary Dixon-Woods, Anne Campbell, Trillium Chang, Graham Martin, Alexandros Georgiadis, Veronica Heney, Sarah Chew, Aricca Van Citters, Kathryn A. Sabadosa and Eugene C. Nelson

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:16

    Content type: Research

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  16. Across sub-Saharan Africa, evidence-based clinical guidelines to screen and manage hypertension exist; however, country level application is low due to lack of service readiness, uneven health worker motivatio...

    Authors: Sarah Gimbel, Ana Olga Mocumbi, Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir, Joana Coutinho, Leonel Andela, Bonifacio Cebola, Heidi Craine, Jonny Crocker, Leecreesha Hicks, Sarah Holte, Rodrigues Hossieke, Edgar Itai, Carol Levin, Nelia Manaca, Filipe Murgorgo, Miguel Nhumba…

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Implementation Science 2020 15:19

  17. While there is an ample literature on the evaluation of knowledge translation interventions aimed at healthcare providers, managers, and policy-makers, there has been less focus on patients and their informal ...

    Authors: Evelina Chapman, Michelle M. Haby, Tereza Setsuko Toma, Maritsa Carla de Bortoli, Eduardo Illanes, Maria Jose Oliveros and Jorge O. Maia Barreto

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:14

    Content type: Systematic review

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  18. In the context of task shifting, a promoted approach to healthcare delivery in resource-poor settings, trained community health workers (CHWs) have been shown to be effective in delivering quality care of mala...

    Authors: Oluwatomi Adeoti, Donna Spiegelman, Chinenye Afonne, Catherine O. Falade, Ayodele S. Jegede, Frederick O. Oshiname, Melba Gomes and IkeOluwapo O. Ajayi

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:13

    Content type: Research

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  19. Innovations to improve quality and safety in healthcare are increasingly complex, targeting multiple disciplines and organizational levels, and often requiring significant behavior change by those delivering c...

    Authors: Laura M. Holdsworth, Nadia Safaeinili, Marcy Winget, Karl A. Lorenz, Mary Lough, Steve Asch and Elizabeth Malcolm

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:12

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. Application of knowledge translation (KT) theories, models, and frameworks (TMFs) is one method for successfully incorporating evidence into clinical care. However, there are multiple KT TMFs and little guidan...

    Authors: Rosmin Esmail, Heather M Hanson, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Sage Brown, Lisa Strifler, Sharon E Straus, Daniel J. Niven and Fiona M. Clement

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:11

    Content type: Systematic review

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  21. Implementation theory suggests that first-level leaders, sometimes referred to as middle managers, can increase clinicians’ use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in healthcare settings by enacting specific lead...

    Authors: Nathaniel J. Williams, Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Emily M. Becker-Haimes and Rinad S. Beidas

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:10

    Content type: Research

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  22. Tobacco use remains the leading cause of death and disability in the USA and is disproportionately concentrated among low socioeconomic status (SES) populations. Community Health Centers (CHCs) are a key venue...

    Authors: Maria E. Fernandez, Chelsey R. Schlechter, Guilherme Del Fiol, Bryan Gibson, Kensaku Kawamoto, Tracey Siaperas, Alan Pruhs, Tom Greene, Inbal Nahum-Shani, Sandra Schulthies, Marci Nelson, Claudia Bohner, Heidi Kramer, Damian Borbolla, Sharon Austin, Charlene Weir…

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:9

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. De-implementation or abandonment of ineffective or low-value healthcare is becoming a priority research field globally due to the growing empirical evidence of the high prevalence of such care and its impact i...

    Authors: Alvaro Sanchez, Jose Ignacio Pijoan, Susana Pablo, Marta Mediavilla, Rita Sainz de Rozas, Itxasne Lekue, Susana Gonzalez-Larragan, Gaspar Lantaron, Jon Argote, Arturo García-Álvarez, Pedro Maria Latorre, Christian D. Helfrich and Gonzalo Grandes

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:8

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. User-centered design (UCD) methods are well-established techniques for creating useful artifacts, but few studies illustrate their application to clinical feedback reports. When used as an implementation strat...

    Authors: Zach Landis-Lewis, Jennifer Kononowech, Winifred J. Scott, Robert V. Hogikyan, Joan G. Carpenter, V. S. Periyakoil, Susan C. Miller, Cari Levy, Mary Ersek and Anne Sales

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  25. The EBMeDS system is the computerized clinical decision support (CCDS) system of EBPNet, a national computerized point-of-care information service in Belgium. There is no clear evidence of more complex CCDS sy...

    Authors: Annemie Heselmans, Nicolas Delvaux, Annouschka Laenen, Stijn Van de Velde, Dirk Ramaekers, Ilkka Kunnamo and Bert Aertgeerts

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:5

    Content type: Research

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  26. Following publication of the original article [1] the authors reported an important acknowledgement was mistakenly omitted from the ‘Acknowledgements’ section. The full acknowledgement is included in this Corr...

    Authors: Cara C. Lewis, Cameo F. Stanick, Ruben G. Martinez, Bryan J. Weiner, Mimi Kim, Melanie Barwick and Katherine A. Comtois

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:3

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Implementation Science 2015 10:2

  27. The BetterBirth trial tested the effect of a peer coaching program around the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist for birth attendants in primary-level facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India on a composite measure of pe...

    Authors: Rose L. Molina, Brandon J. Neal, Lauren Bobanski, Vinay Pratap Singh, Bridget A. Neville, Megan Marx Delaney, Stuart Lipsitz, Ami Karlage, Mrunal Shetye and Katherine E. A. Semrau

    Citation: Implementation Science 2020 15:1

    Content type: Research

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  28. Despite impressive reductions in infectious disease burden within Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), half of the top ten causes of poor health or death in SSA are communicable illnesses. With emerging and re-emerging i...

    Authors: Amy Elizabeth Barrera-Cancedda, Kathryn A. Riman, Julianna E. Shinnick and Alison M. Buttenheim

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:111

    Content type: Systematic review

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  29. Implementation science experts define champions as “supporting, marketing, and driving through an implementation, overcoming indifference or resistance that the intervention may provoke in an organization.” Ma...

    Authors: Cassie Cunningham Goedken, Daniel J. Livorsi, Michael Sauder, Mark W. Vander Weg, Emily E. Chasco, Nai-Chung Chang, Eli Perencevich and Heather Schacht Reisinger

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:110

    Content type: Research

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  30. Implementation scientists and practitioners, alike, recognize the importance of sustaining practice change, however post-implementation studies of interventions are rare. This is a protocol for the Sustainment...

    Authors: Whitney B. Berta, Adrian Wagg, Lisa Cranley, Malcolm B. Doupe, Liane Ginsburg, Matthias Hoben, Lauren MacEachern, Stephanie Chamberlain, Fiona Clement, Adam Easterbrook, Janice M. Keefe, Jennifer Knopp-Sihota, Tim Rappon, Colin Reid, Yuting Song and Carole A. Estabrooks

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:109

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. There is growing recognition among healthcare professionals that the sustainability of evidence-based practices (EBPs) within different settings is variable and suboptimal. Understanding why a particular EBP m...

    Authors: Letitia Nadalin Penno, Barbara Davies, Ian D. Graham, Chantal Backman, Ibo MacDonald, Julie Bain, Alekhya Mascarenhas Johnson, Julia Moore and Janet Squires

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:108

    Content type: Systematic review

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  32. The PACE ‘Steps to Success’ programme is a complex educational and development intervention for staff to improve palliative care in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). In a cluster randomized controlled trial, ...

    Authors: Mariska Oosterveld-Vlug, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Maud ten Koppel, Hein van Hout, Tinne Smets, Lara Pivodic, Marc Tanghe, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Jo Hockley, Sheila Payne, Danni Collingridge Moore, Violetta Kijowska, Katarzyna Szczerbińska, Marika Kylänen, Suvi Leppäaho, Claudia Mercuri…

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:107

    Content type: Research

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  33. Guideline implementation has been an ongoing challenge in the dental practice setting. Despite this, there are no reviews summarising the existing evidence regarding effective guideline implementation strategi...

    Authors: Amy R. Villarosa, Della Maneze, Lucie M. Ramjan, Ravi Srinivas, Michelle Camilleri and Ajesh George

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:106

    Content type: Systematic review

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  34. Adapting interventions that have worked elsewhere can save resources associated with developing new interventions for each specific context. While a developing body of evidence shows benefits of adapted interv...

    Authors: A. Movsisyan, L. Arnold, R. Evans, B. Hallingberg, G. Moore, A. O’Cathain, L. M. Pfadenhauer, J. Segrott and E. Rehfuess

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:105

    Content type: Systematic review

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  35. The COME-ON study was a cluster-controlled trial of a complex intervention that consisted of a blended training program, local interdisciplinary meetings, and interdisciplinary case conferences in Belgian nurs...

    Authors: Pauline Anrys, Goedele Strauven, Sandrine Roussel, Marie Vande Ginste, Jan De Lepeleire, Veerle Foulon and Anne Spinewine

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:104

    Content type: Research

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  36. Theories occupy different positions in the scientific circle of enquiry as they vary in scope, abstraction, and complexity. Mid-range theories play a crucial bridging role between raw empirical observations an...

    Authors: Roman Kislov, Catherine Pope, Graham P. Martin and Paul M. Wilson

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:103

    Content type: Commentary

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  37. Designing implementation interventions to change the behaviour of healthcare providers and other professionals in the health system requires detailed specification of the behaviour(s) targeted for change to en...

    Authors: Justin Presseau, Nicola McCleary, Fabiana Lorencatto, Andrea M. Patey, Jeremy M. Grimshaw and Jill J. Francis

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:102

    Content type: Methodology

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  38. To prevent childhood obesity and promote healthy development, health authorities recommend that child care programs use the evidence-based practices that foster healthy eating and physical habits in children. ...

    Authors: Amber E. Vaughn, Christina R. Studts, Byron J. Powell, Alice S. Ammerman, Justin G. Trogdon, Geoffrey M. Curran, Derek Hales, Erik Willis and Dianne S. Ward

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:101

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Disseminating care guidelines into clinical practice remains challenging, partly due to inadequate evidence on how best to help clinics incorporate new guidelines into routine care. This is particularly true i...

    Authors: Rachel Gold, Arwen Bunce, Stuart Cowburn, James V. Davis, Joan C. Nelson, Christine A. Nelson, Elisabeth Hicks, Deborah J. Cohen, Michael A. Horberg, Gerardo Melgar, James W. Dearing, Janet Seabrook, Ned Mossman and Joanna Bulkley

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:100

    Content type: Research

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  40. (1) To develop an adaptation framework for MTM delivery for pharmacists (the MTM Adaptability Framework), (2) to examine the impact of an educational intervention informed by the MTM Adaptability Framework on ...

    Authors: Kenneth C. Hohmeier, James S. Wheeler, Kea Turner, Jarrod S. Vick, Merrill L. Marchetti, Jeremy Crain and Andrea Brookhart

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:99

    Content type: Research

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  41. The Thrombolysis ImPlementation in Stroke (TIPS) trial tested the effect of a multicomponent, multidisciplinary, collaborative intervention designed to increase the rates of intravenous thrombolysis via a clus...

    Authors: Md Golam Hasnain, Christopher R. Levi, Annika Ryan, Isobel J. Hubbard, Alix Hall, Christopher Oldmeadow, Alice Grady, Amanda Jayakody, John R. Attia and Christine L. Paul

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:98

    Content type: Research

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  42. In 2011, the National Institute of Health (NIH) initiated the Training in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH) program. Over its first 5 years, TIDIRH provided an in-person, week-long t...

    Authors: Cynthia A. Vinson, Mindy Clyne, Nina Cardoza and Karen M. Emmons

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:97

    Content type: Short report

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  43. Despite consistent recognition of their influence, empirical study of how outer setting factors (e.g., policies, financing, stakeholder relationships) influence public systems’ investment in and adoption of ev...

    Authors: Eric J. Bruns, Elizabeth M. Parker, Spencer Hensley, Michael D. Pullmann, Philip H. Benjamin, Aaron R. Lyon and Kimberly E. Hoagwood

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:96

    Content type: Research

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  44. There is limited evidence on how to implement shared decision-making (SDM) interventions in routine practice. We conducted a qualitative study, embedded within a 2 × 2 factorial cluster randomized controlled t...

    Authors: Sarah Munro, Ruth Manski, Kyla Z. Donnelly, Daniela Agusti, Gabrielle Stevens, Michelle Banach, Maureen B. Boardman, Pearl Brady, Chrissy Colón Bradt, Tina Foster, Deborah J. Johnson, Judy Norsigian, Melissa Nothnagle, Heather L. Shepherd, Lisa Stern, Lyndal Trevena…

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:95

    Content type: Research

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  45. In a quasi-experimental study, facilitation was used to support implementation of the behavioral medicine approach in physiotherapy. The facilitation consisted of an individually tailored multifaceted interven...

    Authors: Johanna Fritz, Lars Wallin, Anne Söderlund, Lena Almqvist and Maria Sandborgh

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:94

    Content type: Research

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  46. Supervisors play an essential role in implementation by diffusing and synthesizing information, selling implementation, and translating top management’s project plans to frontline workers. Theory and emerging ...

    Authors: Alicia C. Bunger, Sarah A. Birken, Jill A. Hoffman, Hannah MacDowell, Mimi Choy-Brown and Erica Magier

    Citation: Implementation Science 2019 14:93

    Content type: Research

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