Predicting program start-up using the stages of implementation measure

Lisa Saldana, Patricia Chamberlain, Wei Wang, C. Hendricks Brown

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Abstract

Recent efforts to better understand the process of implementation have been hampered by a lack of tools available to define and measure implementation progress. The Stages of Implementation Completion (SIC) was developed as part of an implementation trial of MTFC in 53 sites, and identifies the duration of time spent on implementation activities and the proportion of activities completed. This article examines the ability of the first three stages of the SIC (Engagement, Consideration of Feasibility, Readiness Planning) to predict successful program start-up. Results suggest that completing SIC stages completely, yet relatively quickly, predicts the likelihood of successful implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-425
Number of pages7
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Implementation progress
  • MTFC
  • Predictive validity
  • Stages

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy
  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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