BELOW IS A LIST OF outer CONTEXT VARIABLES WITH DEFINITIONS, EXAMPLES AND QUANTITATIVE MEASURES THAT CAN BE USED TO assess THE VARIABLE. CLICK ON THE NAME OF THE MEASURE TO SEE THE ASSOCIATED ARTICLE.
Definition: State and federal sociopolitical and economic contexts that influence the process of implementation and delivery/use of the innovation.
Examples: Policies; legislation; monitoring and review; auditing; mandates
Example Quantitative Measures: Sustainability Assessment Tool, EBP-specific document review (i.e., speeches, regulations, annual reports; Documented system-wide policy
Definition: Fiscal support provided by the system in which implementation occurs. Fiscal support can target multiple levels (e.g., staff training, fidelity monitoring, provision of the innovation/EBP) involved in implementation and delivery/use of the innovation.
Examples: Contracting arrangements; Grants; Fee-for service, addition to formulary; Capitation fees, incentives.
Definition: Characteristics and behaviors of key decision-makers pertinent at all levels who are necessary but not sufficient to facilitate or promote the implementation process and delivery/use of the innovation.
Examples: Transformational leadership; Implementation leadership
Example Quantitative Measures: Leadership Competence Scale of Program Sustainability Index
Inter-organizational Environment & Networks
Definition: Relationships of professional organizations through which knowledge of the innovation/EBP is shared and/or goals related to the innovation/EBP implementation are developed/established.
Examples: Inter-organizational collaboration, commitment, competition, co-opetition
Definition:Demographics and individual characteristics of the target population/end user.
Examples: Socioeconomic status, health condition, comorbidities, age, gender, motivation
Example Quantitative Measures: Demographics, Administrative Claims Data
Definition: Support or marketing for system change based on consumer needs, priorities and/or demographics.
Examples: Client advocacy; class-action lawsuits, consumer organizations