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Implementation Readiness (ImpRess) Checklist (appears in: ImpRess: An Implementation Readiness Checklist Developed Using a Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials Assessing Cognitive Stimulation for Dementia). Copyright: Creative Commons License.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Streater, A.; Spector, A.; Aguirre, E.; Stansfeld, J.; Orrell, M.

Title, Section

Implementation Readiness (ImpRess) Checklist (appears in: ImpRess: An Implementation Readiness Checklist Developed Using a Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials Assessing Cognitive Stimulation for Dementia). Copyright: Creative Commons License.

Publication Year

2016

Journal Title

BMC Medical Research Methodology

Volume

16

Issue

1

Pages

167

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 27903238

DOI

10.1186/s12874-016-0268-2

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Research reporting results of clinical trials, psychosocial or technological interventions frequently omit critical details needed to inform implementation in practice. The aim of this article is to develop an Implementation Readiness (ImpRess) checklist, that includes criteria deemed useful in measuring readiness for implementation and apply it to trials of cognitive stimulation in dementia, providing a systematic review of their readiness for widespread implementation. METHODS: Five electronic databases were searched. After initial screening of papers, two reviewers assessed quality and scored the included studies based on the ImpRess checklist specifically developed for this review. RESULTS: Twenty studies met the inclusion criteria. As determined by the ImpRess checklist, scores ranged from 11 to 29 out of 52. According to the checklist the most comprehensive and ready to implement version of cognitive stimulation was Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. CONCLUSIONS: Reports of interventions rarely include consideration of implementation in practice. Contrary to the growing number of reporting guidelines, crucial items within the ImpRess checklist have been frequently overlooked. This study was able to show that the ImpRess checklist was feasible in practice and reliable. The checklist may be useful in evaluating readiness for implementation for other manualised interventions.

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