Site visitors can filter the list of measures for five domains to select measures that are most appropriate for them. The filters use an OR function (e.g., selecting more filtering terms will yield a higher number of measures that assess ANY of the selected domains).

The five domains are:

  • Implementation outcomes, as defined by Proctor and colleagues (acceptability, adoption, appropriateness, cost, feasibility, fidelity/compliance, penetration, and sustainability; see more information on implementation outcomes).
  • Frequently assessed implementation determinants, as defined in the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) and Bullock et al. (See more information here). Included in this review:
    • Organizational culture and climate includes policy implementation climate, relative priority, and goals and feedback.
    • Readiness to implement includes communication of policy, policy awareness and knowledge, leadership for implementation, training, and resources (non-training).
    • Structure of organization
    • Policy actors includes actor relationships/networks and visibility of policy role and policy actors
    • Actor context includes political will for policy implementation and target population characteristics
  • Common settings for policy application: hospitals or outpatient clinics; mental or behavioral health facilities; schools; community; or multiple (further described in measure information pages)
  • Common policy topics: healthcare cost, access or quality; mental or behavioral health; infectious or chronic disease (further described in measure information pages)

Measures were classified by their transferability, defined as the ability to apply measures to different policy topics/settings than the ones for which they were originally developed. Measures were considered transferrable if no modifications were needed or if the only needed change was to the name of a policy, organization or other term.

  • “Mostly transferable” measures are those with at least 75% of transferable items.
  • “Partially transferable” measures have 25-74% transferable items.
  • Setting-specific measures have fewer than 25% transferable items.

We used systematic review methods developed by Lewis et al. (2018) for reviews of measures. We applied the Psychometric and Pragmatic Evidence Rating Scale (PAPERS) to assess how well the measures are designed to work in real-world settings (pragmatic characteristics such as brevity and ease of scoring interpretation) and their reported reliability and validity.

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