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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Content type: Research article

    Assessing the quality of primary care is becoming a priority in national healthcare agendas. Audit and feedback on healthcare quality performance indicators can help improve the quality of care provided. In so...

    Authors: Paul J Nietert, Andrea M Wessell, Ruth G Jenkins, Chris Feifer, Lynne S Nemeth and Steven M Ornstein

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:11

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Evaluations of interventions to improve implementation of guidelines have failed to produce a clear pattern of results favouring a particular method. While implementation depends on clinicians and managers cha...

    Authors: Susan Michie, Stephen Pilling, Philippa Garety, Paula Whitty, Martin P Eccles, Marie Johnston and Jemma Simmons

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:8

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Following the introduction of a computerised diabetes register in part of the northeast of England, care initially improved but then plateaued. We therefore enhanced the existing diabetes register to address t...

    Authors: Martin P Eccles, Paula M Whitty, Chris Speed, Ian N Steen, Alessandra Vanoli, Gillian C Hawthorne, Jeremy M Grimshaw, Linda J Wood and David McDowell

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:6

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Despite recent high-quality evidence for their cost-effectiveness, thiazides are underused for controlling hypertension. The goal of this study was to design and test a practice-based intervention aimed at inc...

    Authors: Carol M Ashton, Myrna M Khan, Michael L Johnson, Annette Walder, Elizabeth Stanberry, Rebecca J Beyth, Tracie C Collins, Howard S Gordon, Paul Haidet, Barbara Kimmel, Anna Kolpakchi, Lee B Lu, Aanand D Naik, Laura A Petersen, Hardeep Singh and Nelda P Wray

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:5

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Physicians in Canadian emergency departments (EDs) annually treat 185,000 alert and stable trauma victims who are at risk for cervical spine (C-spine) injury. However, only 0.9% of these patients have suffered...

    Authors: Ian G Stiell, Jeremy Grimshaw, George A Wells, Doug Coyle, Howard J Lesiuk, Brian H Rowe, Robert J Brison, Michael John Schull, Jacques Lee and Catherine M Clement

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:4

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an expected approach to improving the quality of patient care and service delivery in health care systems internationally that is yet to be realized. Given the current evidence...

    Authors: Cheryl B Stetler, Judith Ritchie, Joanne Rycroft-Malone, Alyce Schultz and Martin Charns

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:3

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  38. Content type: Short report

    The public sector delivery of male circumcision in the only public sector hospital in Soweto, South Africa was examined to gauge local capacity to deliver this procedure as an intervention for prevention of HI...

    Authors: Guy de Bruyn, Martin D Smith, Glenda E Gray, James A McIntyre, Russell Wesson, Gary Dos Passos and Neil A Martinson

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:2

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Canadian funding agencies are no longer content to support research that solely advances scientific knowledge, and key directives are now in place to promote research transfer to policy- and decision-makers. T...

    Authors: Mandi S Newton, Carole A Estabrooks, Peter Norton, Judy M Birdsell, Adeniyi J Adewale and Richard Thornley

    Citation: Implementation Science 2007 2:1

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  40. Content type: Research article

    There are increasing numbers of randomised trials and systematic reviews examining the efficacy of interventions designed to bring about a change in clinical practice. The findings of this research are being u...

    Authors: Sharon Hakkennes and Sally Green

    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:29

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  41. Content type: Systematic Review

    Implementation research is the scientific study of methods to promote the systematic uptake of clinical research findings into routine clinical practice. Several interventions have been shown to be effective i...

    Authors: Martin P Eccles, Susan Hrisos, Jill Francis, Eileen F Kaner, Heather O Dickinson, Fiona Beyer and Marie Johnston

    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:28

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  42. Content type: Research article

    This paper outlines the principal characteristics of a learning organisation and the organisational features that define it. It then compares these features with the organisational conditions that currently ob...

    Authors: Rod Sheaff and David Pilgrim

    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:27

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  43. Content type: Short report

    Disease self-management programs have been a popular approach to reducing morbidity and mortality from chronic disease. Replicating an evidence-based disease management program successfully requires practition...

    Authors: Karen M Perrin, Somer Goad Burke, Danielle O'Connor, Gary Walby, Claire Shippey, Seraphine Pitt, Robert J McDermott and Melinda S Forthofer

    Citation: Implementation Science 2006 1:26

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