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  1. Content type: Research article

    Despite being a critical part of improving healthcare quality, little is known about how best to move important research findings into clinical practice. To address this issue, the Department of Veterans Affai...

    Authors: Sarah L Krein, Steven J Bernstein, Carol E Fletcher, Fatima Makki, Caroline L Goldzweig, Brook Watts, Sandeep Vijan and Rodney A Hayward

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:18

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    We describe how we used the framework of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) to develop a program to improve rates of diagnostic testing for the Human I...

    Authors: Matthew B Goetz, Candice Bowman, Tuyen Hoang, Henry Anaya, Teresa Osborn, Allen L Gifford and Steven M Asch

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:16

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Most patients with type 2 diabetes have suboptimal control of their glucose, blood pressure (BP), and lipids – three risk factors for diabetes complications. Although the chronic care model (CCM) provides a ro...

    Authors: Michael L Parchman, Jacqueline A Pugh, Steven D Culler, Polly H Noel, Nedal H Arar, Raquel L Romero and Raymond F Palmer

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:15

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    It is generally acknowledged that a disparity between knowledge and its implementation is adversely affecting quality of care. An example commonly cited is the failure of clinicians to follow clinical guidelin...

    Authors: Paul R Falzer, Brent A Moore and D Melissa Garman

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:13

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    The recent development and publication of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for acute low back pain (LBP) has resulted in evidence-based recommendations that, if implemented, have the potentia...

    Authors: Duncan Mortimer, Simon D French, Joanne E McKenzie, Denise A O'Connor and Sally E Green

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:12

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Evidence generated from reliable research is not frequently implemented into clinical practice. Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are a potential vehicle to achieve this. A recent systematic review o...

    Authors: Joanne E McKenzie, Simon D French, Denise A O'Connor, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Duncan Mortimer, Susan Michie, Jill Francis, Neil Spike, Peter Schattner, Peter M Kent, Rachelle Buchbinder and Sally E Green

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:11

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Human Subjects protections approaches, specifically those relating to research review board oversight, vary throughout the world. While all are designed to protect participants involved in research, the struct...

    Authors: Edmund Chaney, Laura G Rabuck, Jane Uman, Deborah C Mittman, Carol Simons, Barbara F Simon, Mona Ritchie, Marisue Cody and Lisa V Rubenstein

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:10

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This paper presents a case study that demonstrates the evolution of a project entitled "Enhancing QUality-of-care In Psychosis" (EQUIP) that began approximately when the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Qu...

    Authors: Alison H Brown, Amy N Cohen, Matthew J Chinman, Christopher Kessler and Alexander S Young

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:9

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  9. Content type: Methodology

    Continuing challenges to timely adoption of evidence-based clinical practices in healthcare have generated intense interest in the development and application of new implementation methods and frameworks. Thes...

    Authors: Cheryl B Stetler, Brian S Mittman and Joseph Francis

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:8

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Implementation of guidelines in clinical practice is difficult. In 2003, the German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians (DEGAM) released an evidence-based guideline for the management of low...

    Authors: Jean-François Chenot, Martin Scherer, Annette Becker, Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, Erika Baum, Corinna Leonhardt, Stefan Keller, Michael Pfingsten, Jan Hildebrandt, Heinz-Dieter Basler and Michael M Kochen

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:7

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Visit preparation interventions help patients prepare to meet with a medical provider. Systematic reviews have found some positive effects, but there are no reports describing implementation experiences. Consu...

    Authors: Jeffrey Belkora, Brian Edlow, Caryn Aviv, Karen Sepucha and Laura Esserman

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:6

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Widespread replication of effective prevention programs is unlikely to affect the incidence of adolescent delinquency, violent crime, and substance use until the quality of implementation of these programs by ...

    Authors: Sharon F Mihalic, Abigail A Fagan and Susanne Argamaso

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:5

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Local Ontario Early Years Centres (OEYCs) collect timely and relevant local data, but knowledge translation is needed for the data to be useful. Maps represent an ideal tool to interpret local data. While geog...

    Authors: Anita Kothari, S Michelle Driedger, Julia Bickford, Jason Morrison, Michael Sawada, Ian D Graham and Eric Crighton

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:4

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Implementing change in primary care is difficult, and little practical guidance is available to assist small primary care practices. Methods to structure care and develop new roles are often needed to implemen...

    Authors: Lynne S Nemeth, Chris Feifer, Gail W Stuart and Steven M Ornstein

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:3

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    There is considerable interest today in shared decision-making (SDM), defined as a decision-making process jointly shared by patients and their health care provider. However, the data show that SDM has not bee...

    Authors: France Légaré, Glyn Elwyn, Martin Fishbein, Pierre Frémont, Dominick Frosch, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, David A Kenny, Michel Labrecque, Dawn Stacey, Sylvie St-Jacques and Trudy van der Weijden

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:2

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  16. Content type: Debate

    The PARiHS framework (Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services) has proved to be a useful practical and conceptual heuristic for many researchers and practitioners in framing their resear...

    Authors: Alison L Kitson, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Gill Harvey, Brendan McCormack, Kate Seers and Angie Titchen

    Citation: Implementation Science 2008 3:1

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  17. Content type: Short report

    African American and Hispanic women, such as those living in the northern Manhattan and the South Bronx neighborhoods of New York City, are generally underserved with regard to breast cancer prevention and scr...

    Authors: Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, Alfred R Ashford, Rafael Lantigua, Manisha Desai, Andrea Troxel and Donald Gemson

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:43

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  18. Content type: Methodology

    We describe the use of a conceptual framework and implementation protocol to prepare effective health services interventions for implementation in community-based (i.e., non-academic-affiliated) settings.

    Authors: Amy M Kilbourne, Mary S Neumann, Harold A Pincus, Mark S Bauer and Ronald Stall

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:42

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Reviews of guideline implementation recommend matching strategies to the specific setting, but provide little specific guidance about how to do so. We hypothesized that the highest level of guideline-concordan...

    Authors: Lee A Green, Leon Wyszewianski, Julie C Lowery, Christine P Kowalski and Sarah L Krein

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:41

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  20. Content type: Debate

    Implementation fidelity refers to the degree to which an intervention or programme is delivered as intended. Only by understanding and measuring whether an intervention has been implemented with fidelity can r...

    Authors: Christopher Carroll, Malcolm Patterson, Stephen Wood, Andrew Booth, Jo Rick and Shashi Balain

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:40

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    A challenge for implementation researchers is to develop principles that could generate testable hypotheses that apply across a range of clinical contexts, thus leading to generalisability of findings. Such pr...

    Authors: Jillian J Francis, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Merrick Zwarenstein, Martin P Eccles, Susan Shiller, Gaston Godin, Marie Johnston, Keith O'Rourke, Justin Presseau and Jacqueline Tetroe

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:39

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Randomised controlled trials of implementation strategies tell us whether (or not) an intervention results in changes in professional behaviour but little about the causal mechanisms that produce any change. T...

    Authors: Jeremy M Grimshaw, Merrick Zwarenstein, Jacqueline M Tetroe, Gaston Godin, Ian D Graham, Louise Lemyre, Martin P Eccles, Marie Johnston, Jillian J Francis, Jan Hux, Keith O'Rourke, France Légaré and Justin Presseau

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:38

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    There are gaps between what family practitioners do in clinical practice and the evidence-based ideal. The most commonly used strategy to narrow these gaps is the printed educational message (PEM); however, th...

    Authors: Merrick Zwarenstein, Janet E Hux, Diane Kelsall, Michael Paterson, Jeremy Grimshaw, Dave Davis, Andreas Laupacis, Michael Evans, Peter C Austin, Pamela M Slaughter, Susan K Shiller, Ruth Croxford and Karen Tu

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:37

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation of low-back pain guidelines using Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation (AGREE) criteria has shown weaknesses, particularly in stakeholder involvement and applicability of recommendations....

    Authors: Michel Rossignol, Stéphane Poitras, Clermont Dionne, Michel Tousignant, Manon Truchon, Bertrand Arsenault, Pierre Allard, Manon Coté and Alain Neveu

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:36

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Dutch guideline-developing organizations do not focus systematically on differences between men and women when developing guidelines, even though there is increasing evidence that being male or female may have...

    Authors: Debby G Keuken, Joke A Haafkens, Marian J Hellema, Jako S Burgers and Clara J Moerman

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:35

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Although the study of research utilization is not new, there has been increased emphasis on the topic over the recent past. Science push models that are researcher driven and controlled and demand pull models ...

    Authors: Liane R Ginsburg, Steven Lewis, Lisa Zackheim and Ann Casebeer

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:34

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Gaps between research knowledge and practice have been consistently reported. Traditional ways of communicating information have limited impact on practice changes. Strategies to disseminate information need t...

    Authors: Dominique Acolet, Kim Jelphs, Deborah Davidson, Edward Peck, Felicity Clemens, Rosie Houston, Michael Weindling, John Lavis and Diana Elbourne

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:33

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  28. Content type: Debate

    In the past 15 years, knowledge translation in healthcare has emerged as a multifaceted and complex agenda. Theoretical and polemical discussions, the development of a science to study and measure the effects ...

    Authors: Mandi S Newton and Shannon Scott-Findlay

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:32

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  29. Content type: Research article

    For people with dementia, patient-centred care should involve timely explanation of the diagnosis and its implications. However, this is not routine. Theoretical models of behaviour change offer a generalisabl...

    Authors: Robbie Foy, Claire Bamford, Jillian J Francis, Marie Johnston, Jan Lecouturier, Martin Eccles, Nick Steen and Jeremy Grimshaw

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:31

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Childhood asthma is common in Cape Town, a province of South Africa, but is underdiagnosed by general practitioners. Medications are often prescribed inappropriately, and care is episodic. The objective of thi...

    Authors: Merrick Zwarenstein, Angeni Bheekie, Carl Lombard, George Swingler, Rodney Ehrlich, Martin Eccles, Michael Sladden, Sandra Pather, Jeremy Grimshaw and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:30

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  31. Content type: Study protocol

    Health care practice based on research evidence requires that evidence is synthesised, and that recommendations based on this evidence are implemented. It also requires an intermediate step: translating synthe...

    Authors: Susan Michie, Jessica Berentson-Shaw, Stephen Pilling, Gene Feder, Paul Dieppe, Rosalind Raine, Francoise Cluzeau, Phil Alderson and Simon Ellis

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:29

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Despite the development of several models of care delivery for patients with chronic illness, consistent improvements in outcomes have not been achieved. These inconsistent results may be less related to the c...

    Authors: Luci K Leykum, Jacqueline Pugh, Valerie Lawrence, Michael Parchman, Polly H Noël, John Cornell and Reuben R McDaniel Jr

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:28

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Biomedical research constantly produces new findings, but these are not routinely incorporated into health care practice. Currently, a range of interventions to promote the uptake of emerging evidence are avai...

    Authors: Martin P Eccles, Marie Johnston, Susan Hrisos, Jill Francis, Jeremy Grimshaw, Nick Steen and Eileen F Kaner

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:27

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Psychological models can be used to understand and predict behaviour in a wide range of settings. However, they have not been consistently applied to health professional behaviours, and the contribution of dif...

    Authors: Martin P Eccles, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Marie Johnston, Nick Steen, Nigel B Pitts, Ruth Thomas, Elizabeth Glidewell, Graeme Maclennan, Debbie Bonetti and Anne Walker

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:26

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  35. Content type: Short report

    The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) supports chart audit as a method to track competency in Practice-Based Learning and Improvement. We examined whether peer chart audits performed ...

    Authors: Lisa J Staton, Suzanne M Kraemer, Sangnya Patel, Gregg M Talente and Carlos A Estrada

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:24

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing evidence that clinical guidelines can lead to improvements in clinical care. However, they are not self-implementing. While educational outreach visits may improve prescribing behaviour, th...

    Authors: Martin P Eccles, Ian N Steen, Paula M Whitty and Lesley Hall

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:23

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Laboratory services have a central role in supporting screening, diagnosis, and management of patients. The increase in chronic disease management in primary care for conditions such as diabetes mellitus requi...

    Authors: Robbie Foy, Gillian Hawthorne, Ian Gibb, Martin P Eccles, Nick Steen, Susan Hrisos, Trevor White, Bernard L Croal and Jeremy M Grimshaw

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:22

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Achieving evidence-based practice in health care is integral to the drive for quality improvement in the National Health Service in the UK. Encapsulated within this policy agenda are challenges inherent in lea...

    Authors: Sharon Hamilton, Susan McLaren and Anne Mulhall

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:21

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The Research-Based Education and Quality Improvement (ReBEQI) European partnership aims to establish a framework and provide practical tools for the selection, implementation, and evaluation of quality improve...

    Authors: Elie A Akl, Shaun Treweek, Robbie Foy, Jill Francis and Andrew D Oxman

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:19

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    There are many examples of physicians using treatments inappropriately, despite clear evidence about the circumstances under which the benefits of such treatments outweigh their harms. When such over- or under...

    Authors: Jamie C Brehaut, Roy Poses, Kaveh G Shojania, Alison Lott, Malcolm Man-Son-Hing, Elise Bassin and Jeremy Grimshaw

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:18

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Policies and procedures (P&Ps) have been suggested as one possible strategy for moving research evidence into practice among nursing staff in hospitals. Research in the area of P&Ps is limited, however. This p...

    Authors: Janet E Squires, Donna Moralejo and Sandra M LeFort

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:17

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  42. Content type: Short report

    Clinical interventions based on collaborative models require effective communication between primary care providers (PCPs) and collaborative support teams. Despite growing interest in collaborative care, we ha...

    Authors: Steven K Dobscha, Ruth Q Leibowitz, Jennifer A Flores, Melanie Doak and Martha S Gerrity

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:16

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  43. Content type: Systematic Review

    There has been considerable interest recently in developing and evaluating interventions to increase research use by clinicians. However, most work has focused on medical practices; and nursing is not well rep...

    Authors: David S Thompson, Carole A Estabrooks, Shannon Scott-Findlay, Katherine Moore and Lars Wallin

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:15

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Monitoring and Messaging Devices (MMDs) are telehealth systems used by patients in their homes, and are designed to promote patient self-management, patient education, and clinical monitoring and follow-up act...

    Authors: Faith P Hopp, Mary M Hogan, Peter A Woodbridge and Julie C Lowery

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:14

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The Competing Values Framework (CVF) has been widely used in health services research to assess organizational culture as a predictor of quality improvement implementation, employee and patient satisfaction, a...

    Authors: Christian D Helfrich, Yu-Fang Li, David C Mohr, Mark Meterko and Anne E Sales

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:13

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  46. Content type: Study protocol

    Routine oral examination (ROE) refers to periodic monitoring of the general and oral health status of patients. In most developed Western countries a decreasing prevalence of oral diseases underpins the need f...

    Authors: Theodorus G Mettes, Wil JM van der Sanden, Michel Wensing, Richard PTM Grol and Alphons JM Plasschaert

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:12

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