Developing the Terminology for Dissemination and Implementation Research

Borsika A. Rabin and Ross C. Brownson

in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199751877
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933242 | DOI:
Developing the Terminology for Dissemination and Implementation Research

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This chapter presents definitions that reflect the terminology used in the most frequently cited manuscripts and reports on dissemination and implementation (D&I) research in health and in funding announcements of major federal funding agencies. The chapter is organized as follows. The first section provides definition for the most commonly used terms in D&I research. The second section identifies stages of the research process continuum and their relationship to D&I -related activities and defines varieties of Type 1 and 2 research. In the third section, the most commonly used models and frameworks that can inform planning and evaluation activities in D&I research are discussed. The fourth section defines key factors that are related to the success, speed, and extent of D&I. Finally, the fifth section summarizes important concepts of study design and measurement that should be considered when evaluating D&I research.

Keywords: dissemination; implementation; health research; D&I research

Chapter.  11857 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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