Organizational Readiness for Change (ORC)

Constructs Measured

Implementation Outcomes N/A
Implementation Determinants Organizational Culture and Climate

Policy Application

Setting Hospitals or Outpatient Clinics
Topic Mental or Behavioral Health

Basic Information

The ORC is a 115-item Likert-type scale measuring the impact of organizational functioning on knowledge transfer.

Transferability of measure across settings: Partially transferable (91 of 115 items transferable)

Citing Literature

Development article: Lehman WEK, Greener JM, Simpson DD. Assessing organizational readiness for change. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2002;22(4):197-209.

Empirical use: Lau AS, Brookman-Frazee L. The 4KEEPS study: identifying predictors of sustainment of multiple practices fiscally mandated in children’s mental health services. Implementation Science. 2016;11:31. doi:10.1186/s13012-016-0388-4

Gill KJ, Campbell E, Gauthier G, Xenocostas S, Charney D, Macaulay AC. From policy to practice: implementing frontline community health services for substance dependence-study protocol. Implementation Science. 2014;9(1):1-16. doi:10.1186/s13012-014-0108-x

Policy Application in Reviewed Studies

Setting: Hospitals or outpatient clinics

Topic: Mental or behavioral health

Country: Canada

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