Module 2: Implementation Science Theories, Models, and Frameworks

Suggested Readings

  • Chambers DA, Glasgow RE, Stange KC. The dynamic sustainability framework: addressing the paradox of sustainment amid ongoing change. Implement Sci. 2013 Oct 2;8:117.
  • Damschroder, L.J., Aron, D.C., Keith, R.E. et al. Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice: a consolidated framework for advancing implementation science. Implementation Sci 4, 50 (2009).
  • Glasgow RE, Harden SM, Gaglio B, et al. RE-AIM Planning and Evaluation Framework: Adapting to New Science and Practice With a 20-Year Review. Front Public Health. 2019;7:64. Published 2019 Mar 29. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2019.00064
  • Moullin JC, Dickson KS, Stadnick NA, et al. Ten recommendations for using implementation frameworks in research and practice. Implement Sci Commun. 2020;1:42. Published 2020 Apr 30. doi:10.1186/s43058-020-00023-7
  • Moullin JC, Dickson KS, Stadnick NA, Rabin B, Aarons GA. Systematic review of the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) framework. Implement Sci. 2019;14(1):1. Published 2019 Jan 5. doi:10.1186/s13012-018-0842-6
  • Nilsen P. Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks. Implement Sci. 2015;10:53. Published 2015 Apr 21. 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.
  • Smith JD, Li DH, Rafferty MR. The Implementation Research Logic Model: a method for planning, executing, reporting, and synthesizing implementation projects. Implement Sci. 2020;15(1):84. Published 2020 Sep 25. doi:10.1186/s13012-020-01041-8

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Self-Reflection Questions

  1. Which model or combination of models is most applicable to your proposed study and why?
  2. How might your selected model(s) guide or inform other aspects of your study (e.g., hypotheses, measures, outcomes, processes, selection of strategies, etc.)?
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April 15, 2021