Perceived Characteristics of Intervention Scale (PCIS)

Constructs Measured

Implementation Outcomes Appropriateness
Implementation Determinants Adaptability
Relative Advantage of the Policy

Policy Application

Setting Mental or Behavioral Health Facilities
Topic Mental or Behavioral Health

Basic Information

The PCIS is a 20-item assessment measure developed to assess health care providers’ views of interventions.

Transferability of measure across settings: Partially transferable (6 of 20 items transferable)

Citing Literature

Development article: Cook JM, Thompson R, Schnurr PP. Perceived Characteristics of Intervention Scale: Development and psychometric properties. Assessment. 2015;22(6):704-714. doi:10.1177/1073191114561254

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. March 2016:1-8. doi:10.1186/s13012-016-0388-4

Policy Application in Reviewed Studies

Setting: Mental or behavioral health facilities

Topic: Mental or behavioral health

Country: United States

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PAPERS Ratings

Note: Blank pragmatic constructs indicate inadequate reporting to assign a non-zero score.

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Note: Blank psychometric constructs were not reported in included studies.

Note: Additional subscale level psychometric properties are reported in the measure development article.

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