Policy Readiness and Stage of Change Needs Assessment (PRSCNA)

Constructs Measured

Implementation Outcomes Adoption
Implementation Determinants Readiness to Implement
Communication of Policy
Leadership for Implementation
Policy Awareness and Knowledge
Actor Context
Political Will for Policy Implementation

Policy Application

Setting Community
Topic Infectious and Chronic Disease

Basic Information

The 130-item Tobacco Control Network (TCN) PRSCNA was designed to help tobacco prevention and control programs self-rate their readiness to work on evidence-based and promising policy and system changes in preparation for new federal funding applications and to guide future TCN technical assistance.

Transferability of measure across settings: Mostly transferable (112 of 130 items transferrable)

Citing Literature

Empirical use: Roeseler A, Solomon M, Beatty C, Sipler AM. The Tobacco Control Network’s policy readiness and stage of change assessment: What the results suggest for moving tobacco control efforts forward at the state and territorial levels. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2016;22(1): 9-19. doi:10.1097/PHH.0000000000000247

Policy Application in Reviewed Studies

Setting: Community

Topic: Tobacco

Country: United States

Download PDF

PAPERS Ratings

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

Overall PAPERS Pragmatic Score:



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

Overall PAPERS Psychometric Score: