As you may know, one of the primary SIRC initiatives has been a systematic review and synthesis of quantitative instruments available for use in evaluating implementation efforts. In brief, the project has sought to identify and empirically evaluate the psychometric quality of instruments that assess implementation outcomes (e.g., acceptability, adoption, sustainment), inner setting (e.g., culture, climate, organization) and other constructs outlined by the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR; Damschroder et al., 2009). More information on the project method, focus, and outcomes can be found HERE. We are excited to announce that the second round of instruments and associated ratings are now available for instruments assessing inner setting. In order to access this second round of results for this project, you will need to take 5 minutes to register for SIRC HERE, if you haven’t already done so.
We’re also excited to share that Dr. Cara Lewis, alongside co-investigators Cameo Stanick and Bryan Weiner, will be expanding the scope of the Instrument Review Project in a multi-aim NIH R01 funded study, over the span of three years (R01MH106510). With an international advisory board, a stakeholder panel, and an implementation science task force of 20 members, investigators will attempt to discover what a pragmatic instrument would look like from the stakeholder perspective and to create a reliable and valid method of measuring pragmatic strength. We will also develop three new instruments for the acceptability, appropriateness, and feasibility constructs with the goal of these instruments being both pragmatic and psychometrically strong. We will continue to rate the psychometric quality of new and existing instruments, but we will extend the process by rating existing instruments for pragmatism to answer the question: Can instruments be both psychometrically strong and pragmatic? More information about this study can be found HERE. Please email project PI, Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the project.