Module 3: Implementation Science Models, Theories, & Frameworks

Overview of D&I Models (26 minutes)
Dr. Wynne Norton, National Cancer Institute

Suggested Readings

  • Chambers DA, Glasgow RE, Stange KC. The dynamic sustainability framework: addressing the paradox of sustainment amid ongoing change. Implement Sci. 2013;8:117. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-8-117.
  • Damschroder LJ, Aron DC, Keith RE, Kirsh SR, Alexander JA, Lowery JC. Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice: a consolidated framework for advancing implementation science. Implement Sci. 2009;4:50. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-4-50.
  • Harden SM, Smith ML, Ory MC, Smith-Ray RL, Estabrooks PA, Glasgow RE. RE-AIM in clinical, community, and corporate settings: perspectives, strategies, and recommendations to enhance public health impact. Front Public Health. 2018;6:71. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2018.00071.
  • Moullin JC, Dickson KS, Stadnik NA, Rabin B, Aarons GA. Systematic review of the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) framework. Implement Sci. 20195;14(1):1. doi:10.1186/s13012-018-0842-6.
  • Nilsen P. Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks. Implement Sci. 2015;10:53. doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0242-0.
  • Skolarus TA, Tabak RG, Sales AE. Theories, frameworks, and models in implementation science in cancer. In: Chambers DA, Vinson CA, Norton WE, eds. Advancing the Science of Implementation Across the Cancer Continuum. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2018:41-56.
  • Strifler L, Cardoso R, McGowan J, et al. Scoping review identifies significant number of knowledge translation theories, models, and frameworks with limited use. J Clin Epidemiol. 2018;100:92-102. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.04.008.

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Self-Reflection Questions

  • Which model or combination of models is most applicable to your proposed study and why?
  • How might your selected model(s) guide or inform other aspects of your study (e.g., hypotheses, measures, outcomes, processes, selection of strategies, etc.)?