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Handbook on Implementation Science

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Handbook on Implementation Science

9781788975988 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Per Nilsen, Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden and Sarah A. Birken, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina, US
Publication Date: May 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 598 8 Extent: c 608 pp
The Handbook on Implementation Science provides an overview of the field’s multidisciplinary history, theoretical approaches, key concepts, perspectives, and methods. By drawing on knowledge concerning learning, habits, organizational theory, improvement science and policy research, the handbook offers novel perspectives from a broad group of international experts in the field representing diverse disciplines. The editors seek to advance implementation science through careful consideration of current thinking and recommendations for future directions.

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The Handbook on Implementation Science provides an overview of the field’s multidisciplinary history, theoretical approaches, key concepts, perspectives, and methods. By drawing on knowledge concerning learning, habits, organizational theory, improvement science and policy research, the Handbook offers novel perspectives from a broad group of international experts in the field representing diverse disciplines.

The editors and authors seek to advance implementation science through careful consideration of current thinking and recommendations for future directions. Featured key concepts include strategies, context, outcomes, fidelity, adaptation and sustainability.

Chapters introduce topics, define them, and explain their application in implementation science with examples that resonate with a diverse readership including implementation researchers, instructors, students and practitioners with experience in the field ranging from novices to experienced scholars.
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Contributors include: G. Aarons, B. Andersson-Gäre, M. Bender, S. Bernhardsson, S. Birken, K.A. Blase, A. Bunger, P. Cairney, C. Carroll, D. Cragun, G. Curran, D. D'Lima, L. Damschroder, K.S. Dickson, J. Edwards Becan, A.C. Eldh, P.-E. Ellström, T. Finch, D.L. Fixsen, B. Gardner, T. Greenhalgh, E. Haines, G. Harvey, H. Hasson, M. Hatch, S. Hwang, A. Kirk, A. Kitson, J. Leeman, L. Lennox, F. Lorecatto, J.C. Lowery, C. May, N. McCleary, S. Michie, J.C. Moullin, M. Neher, P. Nilsen, R.Y. Nooraie, J. Phillips, S. Potthoff, J. Presseau, E. Proctor, T. Rapley, C.M. Reardon, J. Rycroft-Malone, K. Seers, N. Sevdalis, F.F. Sniehotta, N.A. Stadnick, J. Thor, T. Waltz, J. Wassar-Kirk, B. Weiner, T. Wiley






Contents
FOREWORD [Trish Greenhalgh]
PROLOGUE [Per Nilsen, Sarah A. Birken]

PART I: THEORETICAL APPROACHES IN IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE
1 Overview of Theories, Models and Frameworks in Implementation Science [Per Nilsen]
2 Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) Framework [Joanna C. Moullin, Kelsey S. Dickson, Nicole A. Stadnick, Jennifer Edwards Becan, Tisha Wiley, Joella Phillips, Melissa Hatch, Gregory A. Aarons]
3 Active Implementation Frameworks [Dean L. Fixsen, Karen A. Blase]
4 The Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) [Laura J. Damschroder, Caitlin M. Reardon, Julie C. Lowery]
5 Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services – The Integrated-PARIHS Framework (i-PARIHS) [Gillian Harvey, Alison Kitson]
6 Normalization Process Theory [Carl May, Tracy Finch, Tim Rapley]
7 The Behaviour Change Wheel Approach [Danielle D’Lima, Fabiana Lorencatto, Susan Michie]
8 A Theory of Organizational Readiness for Change [Bryan J. Weiner]

PART II: KEY CONCEPTS IN IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE
9 Strategies [Jennifer Leeman, Per Nilsen]
10 Context [Per Nilsen, Susanne Bernhardsson]
11 Outcomes [Enola K. Proctor]
12 Fidelity [Christopher Carroll]
13 Adaptation [M. Alexis Kirk]
14 Sustainability [Laura Lennox]

PARTI III: PERSPECTIVES ON IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE
15 Policy Implementation Research [Per Nilsen, Paul Cairney]
16 Improvement Science [Per Nilsen, Miriam Bender, Johan Thor, Jennifer Leeman, Boel Andersson Gäre, Nick Sevdalis]
17 Implementation from a Learning Perspective [Per Nilsen, Margit Neher, Per-Erik Ellström, Benjamin Gardner]
18 Implementation from a Habit Perspective [Sebastian Potthoff, Nicola McCleary, Falko F. Sniehotta, Justin Presseau]
19 Organizational Perspectives in Implementation Science [Emily R. Haines, Sarah A. Birken]

PART IV: DOING IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE RESEARCH
20 Selecting Theoretical Approaches [Sarah A. Birken]
21 Traditional Approaches to Conducting Implementation Research [Soohyun Hwang, Sarah A. Birken, Geoffrey Curran]
22 Ethnography [Jeanette Wassar Kirk, Emily R. Haines]
23 Social Network Analysis [Alicia C. Bunger, Reza Yousefi Nooraie]
24 Configurational Comparative Methods [Deborah Cragun]
25 Realist Evaluation [Ann Catrine Eldh, Kate Seers, Joanne Rycroft-Malone]
26 Programme Theory [Per Nilsen, Henna Hasson]
27 Group Concept Mapping [Thomas J. Waltz]

EPILOGUE [Sarah A. Birken, Per Nilsen]


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