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Dissemination and Implementation Research in HealthTranslating Science to Practice$
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Ross C. Brownson, Graham A. Colditz, and Enola K. Proctor

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751877

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751877.001.0001

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Measurement Issues in Dissemination and Implementation Research

Measurement Issues in Dissemination and Implementation Research

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(p.261) 13 Measurement Issues in Dissemination and Implementation Research
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Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
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Enola K. Proctor

Ross C. Brownson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751877.003.0013

This chapter advances the concept of “dissemination and implementation (D&I) outcomes” distinct from service system and health outcomes. It proposes several concepts that comprise D&I outcomes and discusses challenges and opportunities in their measurement. Conceptualizing and measuring D&I outcomes will advance understanding of D&I processes and their empirical study. It argues that the progress of D&I science requires the development of reliable and valid measures of outcomes. Reliable and valid measures of D&I outcomes will enable empirical testing of the success of efforts to disseminate and implement new interventions, and pave the way for comparative effectiveness research on D&I strategies.

Keywords:   dissemination and implementation outcomes, outcome measurement, D&I, empirical study

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