Sustained implementation support scale: validation of a measure of program characteristics and workplace functioning for sustained program implementation

Hodge, Lauren M., Turner, Karen M. T., Sanders, Matthew R. and Filus, Ania (2016) Sustained implementation support scale: validation of a measure of program characteristics and workplace functioning for sustained program implementation. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, . doi:10.1007/s11414-016-9505-z


Author Hodge, Lauren M.
Turner, Karen M. T.
Sanders, Matthew R.
Filus, Ania
Title Sustained implementation support scale: validation of a measure of program characteristics and workplace functioning for sustained program implementation
Journal name Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1094-3412
1556-3308
Publication date 2016-04-05
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11414-016-9505-z
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 23
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract An evaluation measure of enablers and inhibitors to sustained evidence-based program (EBP) implementation may provide a useful tool to enhance organizations’ capacity. This paper outlines preliminary validation of such a measure. An expert informant and consumer feedback approach was used to tailor constructs from two existing measures assessing key domains associated with sustained implementation. Validity and reliability were evaluated for an inventory composed of five subscales: Program benefits, Program burden, Workplace support, Workplace cohesion, and Leadership style. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis with a sample of 593 Triple P—Positive Parenting Program—practitioners led to a 28-item scale with good reliability and good convergent, discriminant, and predictive validity. Practitioners sustaining implementation at least 3 years post-training were more likely to have supervision/peer support, reported higher levels of program benefit, workplace support, and positive leadership style, and lower program burden compared to practitioners who were non-sustainers.
Keyword Sustained implementation support scale
SISS
Evidence-based program
EBP
Workplace support
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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